BETWEEN FIRE AND WATER
Viviana Gomez Echeverry
Camilo is the adopted son of an indigenous couple of the Quillasinga tribe from the Cocha lagoon, in the southwest of Colombia. He is the only black person in his community and has always felt different. For years he has been wondering who his biological parents are. He left school due to racism and bullying. The indigenous governor Quillasinga took him under his wing and gave him Ayahuasca, a sacred remedy for spiritual guidance. During this transcendent experience Camilo has visions of his biological mother. Emotionally supported by his caring father, Camilo then embarks on an existential journey to find his mother and his true identity. Just like Camilo, his indigenous tribe is looking to regain their history, memory and identity after a long history of violence. Their main spiritual tool to connect with their indigenous roots is the Ayahuasca.