Channel H2O TV focuses on the performance of videos and documentaries related to Latin American and the world’s cultures.  The documentaries are distributed to international channels, universities, and institutions.


The Fall of the Glaciers - In Production synopsis

The glaciers are key ecosystems for environmental balance, comprising different thermal layers as parámo, superpáramo and snow-glaciers, along with the Andean forests, and a source of diversity of fauna and flora responsible for generating water as resources vital for life.

As a result of global warming and the greenhouse effect, the glaciers in Colombia and the Andean Region are melting creating an ecological tragedy of incalculable proportions. Increased temperatures strongly reduces the bioclimatic area of the Nevados with consequences even more severe in glaciers, affecting both biodiversity and water generation.

Our documentary aims to investigate the most important glaciers of Colombia as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy and National Park Natural of Nevados, formed of Nevado del Ruiz, Nevado Santa Isabel, Nevado del Tolima, and Nevado del Huila located in the south west.

Also we expect to record the highest mountains of Peru and Bolivia that are the soul of the valleys, formerly called by the Incas Apu. They protect the Earth, in harmony with nature and are the representation of the gods of the past. Outstanding in the Cordillera Blanca: to 6788 meters the nevado Huascaran with two peaks, is in the Huascaran National Park, a World Heritage Site in Peru by Unesco; Huandoy and Huantsan nevados second highest mountain in the range, with four peaks at 6395 meters.

Through the documentary we will show the ecological wealth that acquires a special importance for generating the vital water resources and the enormous biodiversity that can be found in danger of extinction through climate change conditions affecting the snow peaks.

During 2006, the Workshop compiled a series of documentaries about Bogotá for the United Nations Development Program, among them Bogotá, Reconciliation Network, Education and Non-Violent Political Action, and Peace.

The Workshop is producing a documentary about the recycling Census process organized by the Special Administrative Unit of the Public Mayor of Bogotá and the University Francisco José de Caldas with the support of the UN Habitat.


Jazikidi (Forest) — the forms of life in the Amazon

Jazikidi is a route through what is called the "lung of the world.”  During the filming of this documentary, we journeyed through exotic landscapes, along the river, and into the exuberant forests of the Colombian, Peruvian, and Brazilian Amazon ending at Iguazú Falls in Argentina. The magic of the Amazon can be seen in the vibrant cultures that still currently exist in the form of their customs, lifestyle, work, production, rituals, dances, feeding, and social organization. Jazikidi provides the historical exploitation of its resources and the colonization process, as well as the dangers this vital region battles for the planet. This area is the center of big international interest for companies wanting it for wood exploitation, animal skinning, mining, and fishing on a large scale. It is through this audio and visual experience that we evoke the protection of these territories.  Spanish with English subtitles.

Cuba and Colombia, Memoirs of a friendship

This documentary is the history of solidarity relations between the two brotherly countries dating back to colonial times that reveals their political and commercial relations; the spontaneous support among Cubans and Colombians in their wars of independence; the committees or support groups created at the time of independence that are still alive today; the achievements of the Cuban Revolution as told by the people who accessed them; the peace processes in Colombia; the contributions to different sectors that has received Colombia from the neighboring country.

Xavier Quijas Yxayoth —The Flute Fire

The story of a Mexican artist, composer of pre-Hispanic music, a California resident specializing in native instruments. The film presents a concert which Xavier talks about the music, instruments, and cultures of indigenous peoples, including Mayan, Aztec and Tarahumara, with replicas of clay flutes and drums.   English

California State Convention of LULAC, San Jose, California 2008

This video shows images of the main activities of the California LULAC Convention, held in August 2008, with the participation of their leaders. The organization LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) is the oldest and largest Hispanic organization in the United States which advances work in the implementation to improve the economic, educational, political, health, and civil rights of Latin Americans in the country through community based programs, operating at more than 700 councils.  English

Colombian Festival of Traditional, Contemporary, and Popular Music. Los Angeles 2007

This video shows the main images of the Colombian festival held on August 5, 2007, in the city of Hollywood in the John Anson Ford Theatre as part of the Summer Concert Series, a program of Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  The festival featured a large number of artists including Petrona Martínez, ‘The bullerenge queen’, Afro-Caribbean Colombian music, Justo Almario, composer and arranger, and one of the leading exponents of Latin jazz, based in Los Angeles, who has performed and toured with great musicians worldwide. Special guest Otmaro Ruiz and Abraham Laboriel also performed Huayucaltia, Juan Carlos Quintero and the Folkloric Ballet of Los Angeles "La Puya Loca."

Bacatá —a historical journey to the Capital

Depicted in this film is the history of Bogota through which you can journey to its historical center. It reflects the dynamics and presents multiculturalism of this most interesting city. Bogota is the epicenter of some of the most important governmental organizations, as well as being the center of in-migration receiving displaced people from all over the country. Although it may be afflicted by many problems that span across Colombia’s other metropolis, it is an important center for the most outstanding cultural events.

Education for Reconciliation

A series of three videos made possible by the support of the Office of the Mayor of Bogota and the United Nations Development Program, which was based on an educational program to construct the Reconcilliation Network in Bogota.

Education for Reconciliation, Methodology, and Experiences

Gathers from the educational processes that normally consist of the District Network of Human Rights, Reconciliation and Non-Violent Political Action in Bogota.

A visual experience is made possible of the reconciliation between organizations in various areas throughout Bogota, which focuses on generating networks that resist conflicts collectively and who, along with local political actors, work to solve the problems of the inhabitants in vulnerable sectors.

Education for Reconciliation, the Reconciliation Network

Presents a discourse of  politics within the Capital in the construction of a network of social organizations, such as networks of civil resistance, human rights, and non-violence groups that contribute to reconciliation. Conflicts and their resolutions are daily realities in Bogota as municipalities throughout the Capital are scenes of conflict and violence due to discrimination, displacement, segregation, and exclusion via urban sprawl. Stratification and urban conflict has worsened throughout the City, as the State has chosen not to intervene in the problems of increased violence.

Education for Reconciliation, Non-Violent Political Action and Peace

This is a compilation of the work conducted in Bogota enabling networks of social organizations committed to the issues of nonviolence, peace, and exigency of human rights. Colombia is the perfect example of the politics of reconciliation in the middle of conflict where one cannot afford to forget the victims, nor neglect granting pardon without justice. This educational tool is intended to help communities in managing and solving conflicts passively. This film is a way in which citizen peace movements, other expressions of civil resistance, the reconstruction of social fabric and the support of citizen reconciliation processes can be preserved.  

XVI World Festival of Youth and the Students, Caracas, 2005

This video is a compilation of the main activities developed in the Festival.  It is considered the most significant political and cultural event organized by youth activists and democratic progressive students along with their international movement who are struggling to make a better world possible. In addition, it presents a sample of how the Bolivarian Revolution has been constructed and its advancements as a social project.

Impunity and Exile — it registers the violations of the human rights in the Colombian coffee regions

This documentary presents the plight of human rights’ violations that have affected the Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío departments which are Colombian coffee regions. Paramilitary groups against popular leaders, unionists, and indigenous peoples have perpetrated these violations.  These groups are also accused of carrying out social cleansing.

The Cocha — indigenous region in which, the implementation of megaprojects have affected its inhabitants

The documentary presents the situation of the native Quillasingas within the scope of surrounding the fauna and flora which are integral to the Lake of the Cocha. Transnational companies have entered the region via the direction of ‘development projects’ threatening the rich ecological environment.

Pain and Poison — Fumigations in the Colombian Middle Magdalena

This is the drama of the inhabitants of the Valley of the Cimitarra River and victims of glifosato, an herbicide that has been used to fumigate coca crops.  The spraying of this lethal chemical has been an agreed tactic between the governments of the United States and Colombia through the Colombia Plan.  The fumigations are directed towards coca crops, but have produced malignant effects in the population. It is not only dumped on coca plantations, but also poisons other agricultural crops, thereby affecting the water consumed by the population; thus, producing serious diseases within the community as well as wreaking disastrous affects on the environment in general.

Arauca, Between the Terror and the Life — focusing on the human rights situation in this region

This documentary exposes the elements that have characterized the region, including oil exploitation and increasing violations of human rights.  This conflict has become a serious issue and because of the North American interests in the region, it is requiring urgent intervention from the national and international community. The conflict has been prohibitive for non-governmental organizations and farmers to freely continue their work and life as usual.

Research and Development

First International Seminar on Film

Bogota, will be holding its First International Film Seminar. This groundbreaking festival will feature a group of filmmakers from different countries to share their knowledge and experience in production, co-production and distribution for film and television.

In addition, a series of workshops on directing, cinematography, editing and acting will be offered.  These issues will be addressed with an approach to joint projects to promote the film in Colombia and make international producers consider our country as a film destination.``

For three days the workshops will be held in a variety of forms of visual communication such as cinematography, script, direction, acting, special effects, animation and technology.   A select team of filmmakers who are linked with the film industry will share their experiences and will contribute to the development and production of film in Colombia.

The Seminar will bring together filmmakers and filmlovers from Bogota and other Colombian cities providing the opportunities for dialogue on common topics such as  social problems, cultural processes that construct different identities, and social control monitoring and management to local, district, national populations which hold similarities to the search for sustainability of cinema in Colombia.

The film productions shown during the seminar are intended to generate a sense of belonging among communities, and to benefit their own communities.  The issues to be addressed will integrate sector trades, local educational communities, community organizations, recreation areas, and in general, their life stories, their problems, proposals and the dynamic that is developed to reach their goals.

The seminar will be a space for at-risk youth to chart their life goals through  communication workshops (research, script, production, editing and distribution) and to present a proposal through which productive projects can be generated

Film Workshop

During the film workshop, technical aspects will be addressed through which participants will deepen their knowledge of  key elements of the completion of the film ranging from the processes and stages of development and research, to production, editing and distribution. We are inviting people working in these areas to attend.


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