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TRAINING

THE HEK TRAINING LABS ARE PROCESSES DEVELOPED IN ONE-YEAR CYCLES, WITH FOUR IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS AND WEEKLY VIRTUAL SESSIONS.

HEK CONNECTS GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ACCESS TO TRADITIONAL EDUCATION WITH PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, WHO DONATE THEIR TIME TO CONTRIBUTE TO A CURRICULUM SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR EACH COMMUNITY.

THIS PROCESS GENERATES, WITHIN A YEAR, THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE, INDEPENDENT, AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY.

TEAMS DO NOT NEED TO HAVE PRIOR TRAINING; THEY JUST NEED TO BE SPOKESPERSONS FOR THEIR COMMUNITY'S RESISTANCE.

LOCAL TEAMS

MUSENGUE PRODUCCIONES

MAGANGUÉ AND SAN BASILIO DE PALENQUE, BOLÍVAR

13- Musengue Producciones

A production company with an ethnic focus, aiming to tell stories from urban and rural territories through the creation of an audiovisual language unique to the region. They are friends, a collaborative team brought together by the act of filmmaking. One common trait among them is their empirical approach to filmmaking. They represent community building and collective creation, and they strive to include people in their projects, engaging in a process of safeguarding memories to leave a legacy in their communities. They narrate the territory with the goal of preventing the recurrence of the violence that has affected them.

A team participating in the HEK Training Lab 2023.

They are a team composed of an interdisciplinary group of Bangladeshi citizens, artists, sociologists, anthropologists, and filmmakers who work daily within the refugee camp. The team is collecting untold stories and sharing them with the world. They are making Bangladeshi and Rohingya films. They are disseminating their knowledge and bringing stories to light through art. They aim to help tell stories beyond speech, beyond languages, and to foster emotional resilience. Their work involves listening; they want to be good listeners. They aim to open the world's eyes to see things that have been hidden from them and to understand their reality as it truly is.

A team participating in the HEK Training Lab 2023.

AÁRAR PRODUCTIONS

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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MAREA PRODUCCIONES

tumaco, Nariño

1- Marea Producciones

A production team composed of three social collectives from Tumaco joining forces to tell the ancestral stories of the Pacific, its past, present, and future. Together with Historias en Kilómetros, they have produced five short films that have been showcased across Colombia and around the world.

Short films:
Symphony of Tumaco
The flavor of seafood
Ombligada
Between oblivion and peace
Leadership, beyond what is possible

Social media: FacebookInstagram

They are a diverse team interested in highlighting culture, processes, and stories that weave the collective fabric of daily life. If life isn't managed communally with the environment, it perishes. They come from different places, different cultures, and they understand and learn from their diversity. They have a common purpose, resilience, passion, and solidarity that defines them. Cañahuate is the phoenix of the desert. Like the cañahuate tree, the team springs forth from the desert, from the violence of conflict, and they are committed to peacebuilding, reclaiming a process of collective and human bonds that have been lost. They prioritize safeguarding life, nature, territory, and culture.

A team participating in the HEK Training Lab 2023. 

CAÑAHUATE PRODUCCIONES

Pondores, La Guajira

14- Cañahuate Producciones

CISCA PRODUCCIONES

The Catatumbo, Norte de Santander

A team formed by members of the social process Comité de Integración Social del Catatumbo (CISCA), who have allied in a common struggle to transform and change the image of Catatumbo towards the rest of the country. It was founded as Cisca Producciones in 2022 as a result of the joint process with the audiovisual training laboratory HEK. They are an echo chamber that rescues the heritage of territorial struggles and seeks to find connections and foster solidarity around the territory and the world. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced two documentary short films and one fiction film.

A team participating in the HEK Training Lab 2023. 

Short films:

Carlitos
Catatumbo, nuestra lucha es por la pervivencia
The territory of dignity

Social media: FacebookInstagram

Baluarte Producciones was founded in 2022 as a result of the joint process with the audiovisual training laboratory HEK. It is composed of members from Caribeñxs, a feminist organization of lesbian and bisexual women in the city of Montería, which has been working since 2018 to defend the rights of women and diverse sexual orientations and gender identities through various initiatives. For Baluarte, filmmaking represents an opportunity to acknowledge life stories that reflect the dynamics of historically oppressed sectors of society, such as the LGBTI community, whose experiences have been marginalized and dismissed due to systematic denial of diverse existence. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced three documentary short films and one fiction film.

Short films:

The bald of gold
Embera Wera, la voz del río
The delivery
The powerfull

Social media: FacebookInstagram

BALUARTE PRODUCCIONES

Montería, Córdoba

11- Baluarte Producciones

TRANSVESÍA PRODUCCIONES

Montería, Córdoba

12- TransVesía 2

Trans-Vesía Producciones was founded in 2022 as a result of the joint process with the audiovisual training laboratory HEK. It is composed of young trans and non-binary individuals from the city of Montería, who have been working since 2021 alongside the Corporación de Profesionales Construyendo Ciudadanía (CPCC). Together with this youth grassroots organization, they have created spaces for conversation and dialogue about their experience of living in their territory from their diverse bodies, and they recognize the importance of creating a trans and non-binary community as a revolutionary act, which motivates them to resist and change the historical narratives constructed around them. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced three documentary short films and one fiction film.

Short films:

Keymil
Butterfly
Resilience and calm

Yigayo Yuwuerane

Social media: FacebookInstagram

La Rotativa Corporation is an organization aimed at producing audiovisual content as an alternative for the intangible reparation of the territory. They seek to contribute to peacebuilding through visual arts. It consists of a group of visual artists who are signatories of the Peace Agreement in Colombia, along with supportive youth. For them, imagery serves as a reparative element in various social dynamics, among groups of people and communities. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced four documentary short films.

Short films:

Adalberto
Kelly
Taking root
Analogous memory

Social media: FacebookInstagram

LA ROTATIVA

Tierra Grata, Cesar

7- La Rotativa

SINÚ AUDIOVISUAL

Lorica, Córdoba

8- Sinú Audiovisual

It is an audiovisual collective that represents the culture of the municipality of Santa Cruz de Lorica through images and sounds. With this initiative, and through art, they aim to consolidate a culture of reconciliation and peace. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced two documentary short films and two fiction films.

Short films:

Sand, shovel and reistance
Champeta, a Cry of Freedom
From the window
Don´t forget

Social media: FacebookInstagram

Composed of young individuals with diverse talents, this collective aims to use audiovisual media to showcase the stories of their community, build social connections, and preserve historical memory. Their name honors Mrs. Milla, who embodies the cultural identity of San Martín. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced two fiction films and one documentary short film.

Short films:

There were no more lemons sold today
Juvenal the journey of the dead

Social media: Facebook / Instagram

MILLA 45

San Martín, Cesar

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COCOSUR

Ibagué, Tolima

4- COCOSUR (PRODUCCIÓN)

The Popular Communication Collective of the South - Cocosur (Colectivo De Comunicación Popular Del Sur) is a group formed by young social and community leaders from different parts of the city of Ibagué. It is a diverse group dedicated not only to audiovisual work but also to painting and composing music, each member bringing different skills, interests, and movements. The COCOSUR generation has made a significant impact on the city's history and is at the forefront of breaking paradigms. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced three documentary short films and one fiction film. They have established a seedbed for audiovisual training for youth in the southern part of the city and serve as a reference for community filmmaking among economically disadvantaged youth in Tolima.

Short films:

El sur soy yo  
IMA, Tierra y vida 
El hijo del cóndor
Resistencias

Social media: Facebook 

"Apua" is a local expression in the region, widely used to express astonishment at something significant. This is the name of a group of young entrepreneurs with social initiative who aim to use cinema to showcase the culture of their department and the experiences of communities that have not been visible. Today, they are the audiovisual benchmark in the department of Vaupés. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced four short films.

Short films:

One more day
Humberto, fragment of life
Huellas del pasado, mentes del presente
Pararell worlds, acts of courage

APUA PRODUCCIONES

Mitú, Vaupés

CHAIÑAKOVA PRODUCCIONES

Florencia, Caquetá

6- Chaiñakova Producciones

Chaiñakova Producciones is a native Korebaju group. "Chaiñakova" means "eye of the jaguar": this implies a wisdom that sees the world around us, from the inside out. Wherever we can reach, we will do so with the stories of our people. Chaiñakova is the official production company of the Cabildo Coreguaje, and they were hired by La Casa de la Verdad in Florencia for an audiovisual production presented at the Listening Space for indigenous communities of Caquetá. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced three documentary short films and one fiction film.

Short films:

The big house
The Korebaju woman and her knowledge
Back to the root
Resistance, ancestral spirit

Las Renacientes are a group of women who are part of the social organization Association of Afro-descendant Women of Norte del Cauca - ASOM (Asociación de Mujeres Afrodescendientes) in Buenos Aires, Cauca. They began making films with La Escuela de Cine Renacer y Memoria, starting with their short film "Polifonía," which has traveled the country in festivals and on national television channels. Alongside Historias en Kilómetros, they produced four short films.

Short films:

The legacy of La Balsa
The princess of “El silencio”
Legends
Damián and Catalina

Social media: FacebookInstagram

LAS RENACIENTES

Buenos Aires, Cauca

2- Las Renacientes