Impact Distribution Workshop

Light Memories

Directed by:

Misha Vallejo

Produced by:

Mayfe Ortega

Production Company

Caleidoscopio Cine / TiempoFilm Produktion

Contact:

  • Year

    2025

  • Length

    80 minutes

  • Country

    Ecuador

Synopsis

Misha, a photographer, experiments with images to recreate a family album and occupy spaces denied because they are “illegitimate family.” He questions his family and a recurring phenomenon of paternal absences in the family tree is revealed. His grandmother’s rampant Alzheimer’s affects the narrative.

  • Misha

    Vallejo

    Director

    He is a photographer who displayed at the 2022 Melbourne PHOTO Festival and the 2022 Biennial for Contemporary Photography. His short films and web documentaries SecretSarayaku.net (2020), How to Defeat a Jaguar (2020), Manta-Manaus (2015-2018), and Atemporal (2016), have showcased worldwide.

  • Mayfe

    Ortega

    Producer

    BA in Film, MA in Visual Anthropology. Mayfe has directed children’s animated series and documentary series. She created and produced Así dicen mis abuelos (2007-2011), Ecuador’s Deaf Film Festival (2012), the Ecuadorian documentary winner of DocTV 4 in 2014, the web doc Oficios y andares (2022), and now Children of the Light.

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