In this story of resilience and hope, writer-director Ann Hedreen traces the unlikely connection between the people of an asentamiento humano (human settlement) on the outskirts of Lima, and her great-uncle, a Swedish-American pioneer of the modern Peruvian fishing industry. The film shows how a single act of generosity ripples forward and backward through time, improving lives in the present and adding new understanding to the role of an outsider in the history of a country.
Zona Intangible has recently been acquired for distribution by leading educational distributor Alexander Street Press, and was an official selection of both the Paris Ethnografilm Festival and Dublin’s Irish Latin American Film Festival. Other fests include The Social Justice Film Festival, the Seattle Latino Film Festival, the Friday Harbor Film Festival, the Ellensburg Film Festival, and the United Latino Film Festival in Cleveland, where we won an Honorable Mention award.
View the trailer here.
“(A) highly watchable personal video documentary.” -Chicago Reader
“Standout documentary.” -Village Voice
“Both polished and provocative.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“A fine work of memory, delicately crafted and suitably humble.” -The Stranger
“Highly recommended.” -Library Journal
“Poignant, occasionally humorous…attention-grabbing visuals.” -Booklist
“Three and a half Stars. Recommended.” -Video Librarian
“Imaginatively and beautifully filmed.” -Seattle Art Museum
“Elegant, understated, patient…a fine documentary.” -New Orleans Times Picayune
“Their best, most emotionally moving film to date.” -Seattle Times
Go to the independent documentaries page of our Vimeo site to see clips from other projects.