Diana Montenegro graduated from University of Valle (UV) with studies in Documentary from the Autónoma University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Her short film SIN DECIR NADA (Don’t Say a Word, 2007) reached more than 4 million online viewers and received both the Audience and Excellence Award from the Tokyo Video Festival (2009) and the India Catalina Award (FICCI 2008) among others.
Filmography: Whisper from a Birc (2015), Magnolia (2011), Sin Decir Nada (2007)
You can’t say that you were born in a cursed family very often. I say cursed because someday, someone cursed the women of my family with misfortune and I have lived that curse through all of them. For us, the Y chromosome is not common. I have no uncles, only three male cousins and one brother. But I have an early-widow grandmother, a lot of female cousins, divorced aunts and in the middle of them: my mother who passed away all of a sudden without knowing the freedom she’d always longed for. LONGING SOULS comes from here. At the precise moment when I look inside my family and its history, in the context of a patriarchal society that has colored our life with pain, repression and behaviors that we have normalized.