"Criszamver ”. Director: Eduardo Henriquez. Doctoral thesis: UAB-UAM (1h 21 min.). Colombia, Ecuador, Spain
Cristóbal Idilio Zambrano Vera is a street vendor of crafts who one day decided to be an actor, screenwriter and film director. He, along with the other artists, who do not have formal studies on acting, script or cinematographic technique, began to shoot films from improvisation and creativity. His passion for the films of Sylvester Stallone, like Rambo, and Dani Trejo, like Machete, prompted him to make action productions that emulate Hollywood film canons. Cristóbal's enthusiasm has led him to perform dangerous scenes in defiance of his own death. The documentary visualizes how these scenes are woven through spontaneous dialogues, occasional actors and shooting contexts in the plot of their narratives. In addition, it shows the marketing networks that it has been building individually and informally with its public in urban and rural areas. Cristóbal as a producer constantly invites us from his narrative and personality to experiment, to get out of our comfort zone, to challenge the socially established and dare to dream.