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Yanilú Ojeda


Cinematography Mentor


Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, she holds a degree in Social Communication with a specialization in audiovisual studies from the University of Zulia, as well as a Master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She has excelled as a Documentary Filmmaker and Director of Photography, receiving accolades for her work. She is the co-founder of The International Indigenous Film Showcase of Venezuela -MICIV. Additionally, she has conducted educational workshops in film schools and diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous Communities, both nationally and internationally.


Her notable works include “Mea Culpa” (2000), “Sons of the Earth” (2002), “I Am Luis Terán” (2003), “The Canvases of the People” (2004), “On the Other Side of the River” (2005), “The Hospital” (2005), “The Maracaibo Passenger Terminal” (2006), “The Indigenous News” featuring 32 documentary reports (2004-2006), and “Alirio Díaz: Heart of the Guitar” (2008). Since 2017, she has been dedicated to teaching Spanish, her native language, at various schools and high schools in the Académie de Versailles in France.