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Documentary films

La voz de la montaña (2020)


This film show us how former FARC-ep combatants live after signing the peace treaty with the Colombian government. as part of the agreements, territorial spaces for reincorporation were implemented where former combatants live and work in productive projects. As these projects are often not financed by the government, many ex-combatants have become distrustful and many have defected from the peace accords. At the same time, many social leaders and cultural workers have been killed for accepting peace.

Directed by Alejandra Cardona

Edited by Isabelle Samper

Espiritus helvetianos (2019)

[Short documentary]

The documentary "Helvetian Spirit(s)", made for the 70th anniversary of the Colegio Helvetia.

Through testimonies, audiovisual archives from different periods, music produced by exalumni and the memory of several iconic moments, it addresses, with reflection and humor, the question of the continuities that distinguish us as a community, in the midst of its different periods and transformations. Have you ever wondered if there is not something like a "Helvetian spirit"?

Directed by Gerrit Stollbrock

Assistant director: Isabelle Samper

El silencio del mambe (2015-)

[Documentary teaser]

Eduardo Paqui, shaman of the Muinane community of Villa Azul, located on the banks of the Caquetá River, is in search of safeguarding his ancestral knowledge, because the present of the community has been permeated by outside influences that have affected the permanence of their cultural legacy and even the very territory they inhabit.


By Isabelle Samper and Sergio Pedraza



This movie was my gradation film. This is only the teaser.

The full version is yet to be released.

a otro tempo (2017)

[Documentary youtube series]


This channel is a space where are preserved the words spoken by architect Germán Samper in the final year of his life, encompassing a range of architectural subjects and personal anecdotes.


By Isabelle Samper

Los ritmos de la tierra (2015)

[Documentary teaser]

  The film is about rural music (Carranguera, the Guabina and the Torbellino) in Boyacá, Cundinamarca and Santander. It is part of an interdisciplinary research carried out at the Central University (other products emerged, such as several written articles and a musical CD). I had the opportunity to participate in all aspects of film production; from research and pre-production, through shooting and editing.

Directed by Jan Meurkens

Reasearch asistant: Isabelle Samper

Teaser edited by Isabelle Samper

Watch a unreleased full version here.

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