In his documentary feature debut, filmmaker Mauro Colombo immerses himself in the Darién Gap, a dense and mysterious jungle that divides Panama and Colombia. At the dangerous border between these two countries, guerrillas, immigrants, indigenous people, farmers, drug traffickers, local police, and wild animals cross paths.

Colombo approaches the jungle and its characters from an anthropological perspective. He focuses on finding meaning in this no man’s land, as a metaphor for the wildness within us. Tierra adentro is an urgent, political film, recording the deforestation of this area, which affects not only the people living there, but also the whole world. It transports the spectator to the heart of the conflict and allows us to experience the intensity of the jungle itself. An invitation to enter an unknown world and to find a way to relate to it.

Yellow Robin Award winner Curaçao IFFR 2019

International title
Inland
Filmmaker
Mauro Colombo
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Panama
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
70’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Abner Benaim
Production Company
Apertura Films
Sales
The Open Reel
Writer
Mauro Colombo
Cinematography
Mauro Colombo
Editor
Mauro Colombo
Sound Design
Carlos García
Music
Will Long
Website
https://maurocolombo.net