Gente Perra

16mm | 25 min | color & b/w | 2014

A film based on fragments of the story La Gente Perra by the Colombian writer Gomati D. Wahn (1923 -1993). The story, which takes place 3000 years in the future, tells of the character of The Admiral as he searches for the land of the Dog People and the riches that it hides. However, as is typical of Wahn’s style, the story is assembled out of altered existing texts, in this case, historic accounts of the conquest of what was once known as the New World.

Backstory by Gomati D. Wahn (PDF)


Cinemancia Festival Metropolitano de Cine; Envigado, Sabaneta, Colombia 2021
Anthology Film Archives; New York, USA 2019
Portée politique et expérience esthétique, Erg; Brussels, Belgium 2017
London Ontario Media Arts Association; London, Canada 2016
Visions; Montreal, Canada 2016
Goethe Institut; Barcelona, Spain 2015
Adelaide Film Festival; Adelaide, Australia 2015
Projekt 66; Cologne, Germany 2015
Kunsthochschule für Medien; Köln, Germany 2015
Chicago Underground Film Festival; Chicago, USA 2015
Cineworks; Vancouver, Canada 2015
Cinevic; Victoria, Canada 2015
Northwest Film Forum; Seattle, USA 2015
Cinema Project; Portland, USA 2015
Black Hole Cinematheque; Oakland, USA 2015
Echo Park Film Center; Los Angeles, USA 2015
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival; Hawick, UK 2015
FlexFest; Gainesville, USA 2015
Image Forum; Tokyo, Japan 2014
BFI London Film Festival; London, UK 2014
Antimatter Film Festival; Victoria BC, Canada 2014
WNDX; Winnipeg, Canada 2014 – Jury Prize: Best International Work
Media City Film Festival; Windsor, Canada 2014
Haverhill Experimental Film Festival; Haverhill, USA 2014 – Honorable Mention
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival; Milwaukee, USA 2014 – Best of Festival Award
Ann Arbor Film Festival; Ann Arbor, USA 2014 – George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award