Sebastián Pinzón Silva 


HD - 2017 - 25mins
Director / Editor

PALENQUE es un retrato rítmico de San Basilio del Palenque, el primer pueblo en las Américas en haberse liberado del dominio Europeo. Guiado por temas que tocan la vida y la muerte y un constante ritmo musical, Palenque es una oda a un pequeño pueblo que ha contribuido inmensamente a la cultura y memoria colectiva de Colombia.

Guided by motifs of life and death, PALENQUE is an ode to a small town that has greatly contributed to the collective memory of Colombia: San Basilio de Palenque, the first town in the Americas to have broken free from European domination.

A film by Mirror Stage
directed by Sebastián Pinzón Silva
produced by Mina Fitzpatrick
cinematography: Timothy Fryett, Luther Clement, Iyabo Kwayana

La Bonga 

(in development)

Nearly twenty years after fleeing the violence of civil war, a displaced community embarks on a symbolic journey through the jungles of northern Colombia to resurrect a place that exists only in their memory.

A film by Mirror Stage
directed by Sebastián Pinzón Silva
produced by Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
cinematography: Timothy Fryett, Luther Clement

Sebastián Pinzón-Silva is a Colombian nonfiction filmmaker and photographer. He‘s worked in all areas of documentary production from shooting and editing a short film for National Geographic to assistant editing MINDING THE GAP. His directorial work has screened at various festivals including Locarno, True/False, Cartagena, SFFILM, Camden, Toulouse, and New Orleans, among others. Sebastián is a Sundance Documentary Fellow, a Kartemquin DVID fellow, and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. He holds a degree in Film and Television from Savannah College of Art and Design and a master’s degree in Documentary Media from Northwestern University.