The International Festival of Films on Art - 39th edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Zapata Songs in Stone

Colombia | 2018 | 14 min
Spanish | Subtitles in French
Director: Diego Garcia-Moreno


World Premiere

This documentary explores the creative process of Colombian sculptor Hugo Zapata (born 1945). Cantos de piedra is the portrait of an artist who uses fate, sensitivity, and amazement as tools to seek traces of planetary vital forces in stones, transforming and appropriating them, but never depriving them of their natural qualities.


Diego Garcia-Moreno

Following a seven-year career in commercial aviation, García Moreno traveled to France to study film. He graduated from the Louis Lumière National Film School in Paris in 1981, rounding out his studies with university courses (Paris III, Paris VIII) and at the Musée de l’Homme and the Societé Française de Production. In 1982, he joined France’s INA (Institut National de l’Audiovisuel), directing interactive fiction until 1985, while also working as cinematographer on a number of European documentaries focusing on Latin American subjects.
Filmography | Zapata: Songs in Stone (2018); Tragedy Behind Curtains (2016); Clan-Destinos (2015); Projection Memory (2012); Beatriz Gonzalez: Why Are You Crying? (2010); Dance, Colombia! (2009); What About Art, What For? (2008); The Heart (2006); The Castanets of Notre-Dame (2001); The Canoe of Life (2000); Colombia With Feeling (2000); Packing It In (2000); Crea Cultural Encounters (1997-98); Elemental Colombia: The Arepa , The Top, The Tie (1992-1995); Manual of Intolerance (1999); Writers of The City (1995); Toupie or Not Toupie (1993); The Gold of Maria Del Pardo (1987); Manrique, My Old Neighborhood (1985); Ballad of The Unseen Sea (1984); Coc, The Crocodile (1982); Paf (1981); Me, I Sweepbio (1980)

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