Equador, 2014, 52 min. Directors Rafael Barriga, Mayfe Ortega.
A glimpse of Ecuador in the 20th century as documented by Swedish explorer, Rolf Blomberg. His rich memoirs, films, photographs and illustrations shed the light into his impressive legacy and solely make up this documentary film. Blomberg first arrived to study the Galapagos Islands in 1934; following numerous journeys, he eventually set his headquarters in Quito. His unique exploration of Ecuador resulted in a thrilling and intricate body of work. Reviewing it today draws an unprecedented portrait of a country where ancestral cultures and modern desires intertwine.