Stills from DEAR LINA

There were two screenings of Dear Lina that were particularly memorable for me. The first was at El Colombo Americano, a cinema in Medellin, Colombia showcasing independent fiction and documentary films. The engagement of the audience came through during the Q&A and feedback I received after the screening. People could relate to Lina's experiences from growing up in Medellin.

The second screening, shown below, was at the farm featured in the film where Lina's grandparents lived. It was an intimate family event where we carried up a laptop, screen and speakers and made a make-shift cinema. Home made ice cream was served in place of popcorn.

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Lina with her grandmother. Beautiful women.


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Film Reviews

Sandy W. Coleman from California

“What a film. You captured the essence of our past lives as we move forward on our path. Who are we? A collection of our past, current experiences and dreams. Thank you.”

Hiro Narita (ASC - American Society of Cinematographers)

“Dear Lina demonstrates his understanding of cultures beyond borders in cinematic language that implicitly expresses human emotions.”

Anthony Romero of DaCast

“I must say that I was blown away by the cinematography and use of colors through out. So as a film buff, kudos for making a stellar product.”