Nueva Esperanza in Colombia is a village where 680 peasant farmers have taken refuge. Overnight they had to leave their fields, their houses and their loved ones, who had been tortured and murdered by the guerrilla’s henchmen, the paramilitary and sometimes the soldiers of the State. Tacacho brings together the reconstitutions of true narratives, staged and played by the peasants themselves, with the help of the film’s crew. Rarely do films within a film give such authenticity to characters whose dignity and resilience form the basis of their hope of a new life.

Director: Felipe Monroy
Production: GoldenEggProduction
Cinematography: Gabriel Lobos
Editing: Yaël Bitton
Sound: Carlos Ibanez Diaz
Sound Mix: Carlos Ibanez Diaz et Adrien Kessler
Colorgrading: Raphaël Frauenfelder


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Tacacho Première Visions du Réel

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Bio | Filmography


Colombian filmmaker, born in 1983 in Bogotá. Crown up in a humble Indian family, he had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland in 2007, where he began studying  film at the Geneva University of Fine Art,  HEAD. In his short career he signed five short films in which one of them has long international diffusion.

2014: Award of Fleury-Merogis Detention Center at the Paris human rights international film festival (FIFDH).
2013: Prize for Excellene in cinema awareded by Hans Wilsdorf Fondation.


Tacacho 73’, 2013
Carla, documentary 15’, 2010
Nos Rêves vos Cauchemars, fiction 4’, 2010
Deux nuits et un jour d’amour, fiction 22’, 2009
Pas un seul mot, fiction 10’, 2008



2016: Un Doc par Mois, Pitch Me Paris (France)
2015: Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)
2015: VIS, Vienna Independant Shorts festival, extracts (Austria)
2015: Festival internacional del cine, Barranquilla (Colombia)
2015: Festival international du Film des Droits de l’Homme dans le VAR (France)
2015: Latin America Film days, Filmhaus Nürnberg, Nuremberg (Germany)
2015 : Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme dans le Gard (France)
2015 : Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme au Pays de l’Adour (France)
2014: Cine Migratorio Film Festival, Santander (Spain)
2014: Salon des Solidarités, Paris (France)
2014: Panorama du Cinéma Colombien, Paris (France)
2014: Festival FIFDH, Festival international du Film des droits de l’homme de Paris (France)
2014: Doc Fest München (Germany)
2013: Cinemigrante (Argentina)
2013: Visions du Réel (Switzerland)
2013: Festival Internacional del nuevo cine latinoamericano, La Havana (Cuba)
2013: FILMAR en america latina, Geneva (Switzerland)
2013: Festival international de cine documental de Quito (Equator)

Theater releases

Cine-Club du TEJE Paris, March 2015
Cine Club University of Cologne, February 2015
Zinema Lausanne, May 2014
Cinema Bio Geneva, November 2013


2015: Award of the best colombian movie at the international festival del Cine Barranquilla (FICBAQ)
2014: Award of Fleury-Mérogis detention center at the Paris Human rights international film festival (FIFDH)
2013 : Prize for Excellence in Cinema awarded by the Hans Wilsdorf fondation

News Tacacho

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Czech Republic)

October 27 - November 1st 2015

FIFDH in the region of Gard (France)

19 - 24 January 2015

FIFDH, Pays de l'Adour (France)

09 - 11 February 2015

FICBAQ, Barranquilla (Colombia)

20 - 28 March 2015

Cinemigrante, Buenos Aires (IC)
Festival international de cine documental de Quito (IC)
Festival Internacional de Nuevo Ciné,
Havana (IC)
FILMAR en america latina, Geneva
The International festival del cine Barranquilla (FICBAQ) awarded the Colombian Prize to Tacacho by Felipe Monroy
The Fleury-Merogis Dentention Center Jury at the FIFDH, Paris Human Rights International Film Festival awarded the Grand Prix to Tacacho by Felipe Monroy


Visions du Réel 2013
International Competition, Regard Neuf