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Option Zero
Option Zero

by Marcel Beltrán

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Option Zero
Option Zero

by Marcel Beltrán

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Option Zero
Option Zero

by Marcel Beltrán

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Option Zero
Option Zero

by Marcel Beltrán

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Documentary. 80 min. Directed by Marcel Beltrán. 2020. Cuba - Brazil - Colombia

A group of Cuban migrants use their mobile phones to record and transmit through social networks intimate moments of their passage through the jungle, gathering more than 100 hours of experiences. Immobilized in a makeshift camp by Cáritas in Panama City, the difficult passage through the Darien Jungle comes to life on their devices. In this migratory limbo, Cuban director Marcel Beltrán films the passing of the hours in the camp and gains access to this shocking archive.


IDFA  International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam

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Marcel Beltrán

Film director, producer and editor. Along these years, has been awarded on several occasions the Best Director award at the Muestra Joven ICAIC (Youth Film Festival) which is held every year showcasing new narratives in the Cuban cinema. His first short doc Cisne cuello negro, cuello blanco (The Swan of Desires) participated in the 2013 Documentary Fortnight Showing at the MoMA Museum in New York.

In 2018, his first Documentary Feature-length, La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres) did its World Premiere in the Miami Film Festival and after that went through important Film Festivals in Latin America and Europe as SANFIC (Chile); Biarritz (France); Malaga (Spain); World Cinema Amsterdam (Netherlands), among

The filmmaker is also developing a new documentary called Soles de Invierno (Winter Suns), produced by Mediocielo Films, in co-production with Chilean Company Errante, granted by Ibermedia Fund for Development. Marcel Beltrán is a teacher and Consultant at the EICTV (Cuba) and at the Cinema Department of the School of Design Altos de Chavón in the Dominican Republic. He has been a member of the jury on several laboratories such as "Nuevas Miradas LAB" (Cuba), FDC (Colombia), and BrLab (Brasil).

Click here for Marcel's previous works.


2020 - La Opción Cero (Option Zero); Doc / 80 min.
2018 - La Música de las Esferas (Music of the Spheres); Doc / 82 min.
2017 - Manos de Padre (Between the Lines); Doc / 50 min.
2016 - Casa de la Noche (Nighthouse); Exp / 13 min.
2015 - La Edad (The Age); Fic / 10 min.
2014 - La Nube (The Cloud); Fic / 23 min.
2013 - digna guerra; Doc / 50 min.
2011 - Cuerda al Aire; (String Upon the Air); Doc / 33 min.
2010 - Parihuela (Stretcher); Doc / 13 min.
2009 - Cisne Cuello Negro, Cuello Blanco (The Swan of Desires) Doc / 13 min.

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