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Diego Sarmiento

English, Portuguese, Spanish
Climate Change, Hunger/Food insecurity, Labor issues, Human Rights
Educational materials, Alternative Distribution
Cultural/racial identity:
Quechua descendant
Self identification:


Diego Sarmiento's feature debut as director and producer, GREEN RIVER. THE TIME OF THE YAKURUNAS was premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2017 and the MoMA Doc Fortnight 2018. MOTHERS OF THE LAND (2019), his second feature documentary was premiered at the 69 Berlin Film Festival. In 2020, HDPERU won the  Berlinale Talents Footprints - Mastercard Enablement Programme award, having Wim Wenders as president of the jury, with “The Seed Project” where he took the film to schools in rural communities in the Peruvian Andes, as an impact campaign. VEINS OF THE AMAZON (2021), his third feature documentary was premiered at the 64 DOK Leipzig.

Diego is a Nia Tero Storytelling Fellowship and cofounder of QINE, alternative film theatre in Cusco. He studied Media Production at the Universidad Catolica in Peru and a Documentary Filmmaking Master at EICTV in Cuba.