JUAN FELIX SANCHEZ
A film by Calogero Salvo
Documentary, 16 mm, Color, 27 minutes.
Juan Félix Sánchez, is a folk artist who for the past forty years has lived and worked in a remote valley 12,000 feet up in the Venezuelan Andes.
In this documentary, filmed in the beauty and isolation of his mountain environment, the eighty two year old artist speaks of his life and works which include weaving, sculptures and architecture The film expresses the passion, purity and optimism of a man whose art and spirit are worthy of his being of his being a legend in his time.
Awards and Screenings
Premio Municipal “Abigail Rojas” - Venezuela
“Best Documentary, Best Sound and Best Script”
Chicago International Film Festival - USA
“Gold Plaque for Best Documentary”
Bay Area Filmmakers Showcase - USA
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo - Venezuela
“Retrospective of the artist Juan Félix Sánchez”
Margaret Mead Film Festival - USA
Cinema du Reel, Panorama Selection - France
“Best Documentary”Museum of Modern Art - New York, USA
Latin American Studies - USA 1983
“Award of Merit in Film”
Museum of Modern Art - New York, USA