About the Filmmaker
Ariel studied Architecture, but also became very interested in photography, professionally working in this field for 10 years and exhibiting his work in galleries in Argentina, Bolivia and the United States. He attended the Cinema program at City College of San Francisco after moving to California in 2003.
His first film, the award-winning documentary Waqayñan has been screened in more than 15 international film festivals including New York, Rio de Janeiro, La Havana.
Dias de Circo, the story of a small traveling circus in the Bolivian rainforest, was successfully funded through Kickstarter. This project is currently in post.
His films have been selected for various Latin American film programs, recently including DOCandino Pitch (Ecuador) and BoliviaLAB, where In No Man’s Land, his new documentary in development, received an award. This project was part of DOC Buenos Aires ’12 where this film was selected to get tutoring from the Sundace Institute.