Before going to a prestigious university to work on his PhD, Gabriel Buchmann (played by João Pedro Zappa) decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, he arrives in Kenya determined to experience as much as he can in the limited time he has left. In a frenzied state, Gabriel travels through parts of Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, which becomes his final destination. Director Fellipe Barbosa beautifully portrays this journey – and what it meant for his friend Gabriel – by following in his footsteps with a camera, resulting in an enthralling biopic and poignant reconstruction of Gabriel’s last months alive.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This 11-day annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.