mister tierra bomba
- Bogotá Audiovisual Market BAM Projects (Colombia) 2015
- Festival Villa del Cine Work in Progress Competition (Colombia) 2020
One could summarize the film’s main topic into the word visibility. Cristian wants the world to see him. The film shows how difficult it is to break out of social circumstances you were born into, even if sometimes luck might be on your side. MISTER TIERRA BOMBA gives a picture of how dire future prospects can be for young people coming from impoverished black Colombian communities and ignites a reflection about social inequality, racism and opportunities.
Cristian, an Afro-Colombian youth, does what he thinks is right in a struggle to become more visible in society: he enrolls in acting school, posts more and more photos of himself on social media and accepts mysterious offers to catapult his career. Josephine, the director with the camera, reveals how Cristian stages and edits his life over a span of five years time, turning it into what he has always dreamt of – acting in a film.
At the same time, the film reflects on the immediacy of our society, wondering if we miss out on opportunities in real life because of being immersed in our virtual alter-ego.
Duration and Data Sheet: 90 min, DCP / Blue Ray / DVD, Color, 1.85 aspect ratio, 2020
Topic: biography, minorities, social networks
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Production company: Global Eyes Production, Black Frame Digital, Imán Music (Colombia)
Sales: Global Eyes Production
Merchandising: photo book