28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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When the shot
When the shot
When the shot
When the shot

When the shot

director: Ana Bravo Pérez
original title: Cuando el disparo
country: Colombia, Netherlands
year: 2021
running time: 4 min.


This meditative film serves as a visual means of coping with past traumas and histories of violence. Through a simple narrative, we shift from a happy childhood filled with fun and games outdoors to a paralyzing experience of fear in adulthood. The combination of 16mm film with digital footage evokes a jarring, internal conflict.

“A key question in her work is how to deal with violence visually in such a way so it can heal colonial wounds, instead of representing it.“



Ana Bravo Pérez is a Colombian film director and visual artist. She studied at The Netherlands Film Academy and has worked as a filmmaker and artist in New Zealand, Australia, and Cuba. In her creative work and artistic research, she tends to explore themes of postcolonialism, environmentalism, and collective memory.

more about film

director: Ana Bravo Pérez
producer: Ana Bravo Pérez, Joram Kraaijeveld
photography: Ana Bravo Pérez, Mikko Keskiivari
editing: Natalia Bianchi, Ana Bravo Pérez
sound design: Natalia Dominguez Rangel
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