Roberto de la Ossa
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Roberto was first inspired to pursue documentary filmmaking when he spent time with the Bribri indigenous people learning their customs and beliefs and seeing the reality of underprivileged communities in Costa Rica’s Limon province. He then became engrossed in the life story of Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica. He combines research, analysis, the story of place, maps, and interviews to share knowledge and stories that can help bring awareness, strengthen communities, and protect the environment. Immersing himself in different communities is an essential part of his process. They share story ideas that he turns into documentaries using powerful visual evidence and relevant context.