Álvaro Sarmiento (Quechua)
Alvaro Sarmiento is a Quechua descendant documentarist, founder and director of HDPERU, a non-profit organization engaged in the production of films in defense of native peoples’ rights and environmental conservation in the Andes and the Amazon of Peru. During his career Alvaro has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, MacDowell Colony, The Yaddo Corporation, IBERMEDIA Script Development Fund and the Carolina Foundation Residency for screenwriters. MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), his second feature documentary was premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival. GREEN RIVER: THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS (2017) his feature debut premiered at the 67 Berlin Film Festival and the MoMA Doc Fortnight. Alvaro studied Media, Communications Science and Film at the Universidad de Lima in Peru, Estacio de Sa University in Brazil and attended a MFA in Filmmaking at Ohio University in the USA.