Ati y Mindhiva / As the Tree Under the Hurricane

A film by Claudia Fischer

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)

With Filmmaker Claudia Fischer in attendance


Colombia, Social Issue Documentary/Biography, 2014
70 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Two sisters, Ati and Mindhiva, are part of the Arhuaca tribe, a pre-Columbian indigenous group located in Colombia. Their dream is to continue with their university studies, but they have no money and it is impossible for them to enter into the Colombian national university. ATI Y MINDHIVA describes their struggle and determination to achieve their goals, while staying connected to their home culture and family.

North American Premiere

About the director

- DirectorClaudia Fischer is a Colombian artist and graduate of the École des Beux-Arts, Paris. She has worked as a painter, furniture designer, and art director/producer for TV series and movies. Two years ago, Ati and Mindhiva came to Claudia seeking help to achieve their dreams. She decided to record them with a small HD camera, to relate this story of Arhuaca women of the Sierra who want to get a higher education.



Producer: Claudia Fischer
Production Companies: Claudia Fischer
Screenwriter: Claudia Fischer
Cinematographer: Claudia Fischer
Editor: Claudia Fischer, Christian Corradine
Sound Design: Alex Vargas, Ricardo Escallón
Cast: Ana Milena Villafañe, Judith Margarita Villfañe

Print Source: Claudia Fischer,