Director of photography:
Carlos Escalante, Saknicté Racancoj, Julián León, Maya Núñez, Sécil de Léon
Tomás Choc is two days and 150Km away of seeing his only daughter Lucía for the first time in 20 years. The Army kidnapped her during the Guatemlaan civil war, when she was only three years old. Despite the pain suffered by her absence Tomás kept a diary of this years of struggle, resistance and survival hoping that this diary will someday get to his daughter's hands.
Sergio Ramírez was born in Guatemala in 1978. He has a degree in Communication Sciences. He has written and directed the short film Hoy sí (Today It is) and the documentary Resistir para vivir, resistir para avanzar (Resist to Live, Resist to Move Forward). Distancia (Distance) is his first film and he is postproducing the documentary El último viaje de Manuel José Arce (Manuel José Arce's Last Journey), filmed in France, Spain, Mexico and Guatemala.
Hoy sí (Today It is)
Resistir para vivir, resistir para avanzar (Resist to Live, Resist to Move Forward)
Producciones Concepción is an independent film production company created by Sergio Ramírez and Joaquín Ruano in Guatemala. It has produced the documentaries Resistir para vivir, resistir par avanzar, Panzós 78 and the short film Hoy sí. Distancia was filmed in Guatemala's mountains in January 2010 with minimum equipment and mixing professional actors and people without acting experience, mostly indigenous. Besides Spanish, two Mayan languages (K'iché and Q'eqchí) are spoken in the film. Right now it is postproducing the documentary El último viaje de Manuel José Arce (Manuel José Arce's Last Journey), filmed in France, Spain, Mexico and Guatemala.