Álvaro Cardona is a Colombian documentary filmmaker. For over a decade he has focused his work on the defense of human rights through photography and cinema. He has been awarded the most important human rights photography award in Colombia, the National Colombian-Swiss Human Rights Photography Award for his project “Father, Son and Armed Spirit”.
Working with the University of Columbia in the USA he is currently co-producing a documentary on midwives working in the middle of the country’s armed conflict. Álvaro is currently in the production phase of his first feature-length film ‘ABINAAR’, which has received support from the National Cinema Fund for script development and research. He is also writing a transmedia project titled ‘Flor and Luis’.
Álvaro has an undergraduate degree in Social Communication and Journalism from the University of Manizales and a master’s degree in Documentary Creation from the International Cinema and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.