To The Dead

A Film by Mauricio Arango


TO THE DEAD is a cinematic essay made up by personal digressions that cumulatively weave a portrait of Colombia’s political and social strife. The film is narrated in the first-person by a character walking through a cemetery where fragments of his own memories and country’s history come afloat, spawning a puzzling view on his country’s past.


  • Picture of Mauricio Arango © Mauricio Arango

    Mauricio Arango

    Mauricio Arango was born in Bogotá, Colombia and lives and works in New York. He is an alumnus of the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum and has participated in residences at Headlands Art Center in San Francisco, the International Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria; the MacDowell Artist Colony, USA; and Museo El Barrio, New York. He earned and MFA from the University of Minnesota. His films have been screened widely at art and film festivals including New Directors/New Films at the Lincoln Film Society and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kino Der Kunst, Münich; VideoBrasil, Sao Paulo; Rencontres Internationales, Paris; and IndieLisboa, Lisbon. He has received awards in the form of financial support from The Foundation For Contemporary Art, New York; RivieraLab Coproduction Fund, Mexico; Secretary of Culture, Colombia; Filmmakers Fund, Rooftop Films, New York; Matt Robert Arts, London; Bush Foundation For the Arts, Saint Paul, USA; The Jerome Foundation, New York; the National Fund for the Arts from the National Association of Latino Artists and Communities, USA; and The Minnesota State Arts Board, among others.

Awards + Festivals

  • 20th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR (Official Selection, Winterthur, Switzerland)November 8, 2016
  • 16th EUGANEA FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Documentary Film Competition, Padua, Italy)June 28, 2017
  • 15th TIRANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 3, 2017


Mauricio Arango
Mauricio Arango
Mauricio Arango
Director of Photography
Mauricio Arango
Raphael Peterson, Sound Lab Bogotá
Mauricio Arango
Sound Design
Josh Allan


Running Time
8:20 mins
Shooting Format
HD Video
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby Stereo



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D-10961 Berlin, Germany
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Mauricio Arango