2022 / 80′ / JENIFER DE LA ROSA
23,000 people died after the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia. Jennifer was only one week old. She survived and was adopted in Spain. 30 years later, she decides to reveal the truth about her origins, hidden under the institutional mud of the tragedy.
«I’ve always felt a disconnection between who I am and how I look. My decision to create “ Hija del Volcán” was born in 2016, and since then I have not stopped researching: contacting adoptees, adoptive families and biological families, specialists, associations, NGOs, foundations, activists, institutions and administrations from all over the world to be able to know the multiple edges of international adoption between Colombia and the world. It is my first feature film and it is the story of my life, of, an adopted woman, forced migrant, racialized, who has grown up in a plural and heterogeneous society, but who felt invisible from her early childhood. This is why I find myself with the responsibility of telling my story». Jennifer de la Rosa [Director]
Country of Production: Spain
Production: Mayéutica Producciones, David Canós (Spain), Auna Producciones, Amaya Izquierdo (Spain), Solita Films, José Esteban Alenda (Spain), Cebolla Films, Samuel Kishi (Mexico).
Director & Screenwriter: Jenifer de la Rosa
Format: 1.85:1 / COLOR
Filming Locations: Colombia and Spain
Genre: Creative Documentary
With the Support of: Junta de Castilla y León, Valladolid Film Office, Ibermedia Programme and ICAA.
Jenifer de la Rosa was born in 1985 in Manizales, Colombia. She has a degree in Journalism and Media Studies, and a Master’s degree in Transmedia Documentary and Reportage at the Spanish University Carlos III in collaboration with the Spanish Public TV. At the end of her studies she was hired at the Spanish Public TV as an editor. ‘The daughter of the volcano’ is her first feature film.