Daysi Burbano H.

Director/ Producer & Editor 

Independent Documentary Filmmaker

PORTFOLIO

China Town, 2min
"city symphony" 
The sound of silence

This film captures the spirit and uniqueness of a neighborhood  in Manhattan by assembling images and audio of everyday life in that place.

American Dream, 10 min

Walter is an ecuadorian singer, He came to NY because he felt in love with a newyorkian woman. He believes in the luck, & destination. His dream is to participate in American got talent. When he walks in the streets of New York city he sings.

Illustration, a passion,

5 min

Francisco is an illustration student in New York City, who will show us the process of his art and tell us some of his secrets and passions when drawing.

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My Back Up Plan, 10min

Laurel is 38 years old,  and she froze her eggs 2 year ago. She decided to do a video about herself when she took this decision, and upload to Youtube. Many single american women are facing a similar decision: Freeze her eggs and choose the ideal moment to be moms.  

Stories of dance, 2 min

This is an abstract composition.

Let the Dance be for you, and arise from within you. My essay aims to look at and work with the human body as an instrument of expression and communication. The Salsa is used as the main rhythm for this visual essay.

Take Me Home, 35 min

Betty, came to Italy in 2002 to escape the worst economic crisis ever to strike Ecuador. In Italy, she remarried an Italian and had two children; but when he abused her badly, her kids were taken away by Italian Social Services. She was left alone and received no help. With all her love she is fighting, with the support of fellow immigrant mothers that faced a similar situation, to get their kids back.

 
Producer/AE/AC

My Second Chance

This film tell a story of a woman that deserve a second opportunity in their life. She show how incarcerated women and their children successfully join the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives through real stories of struggle and true love. 

Crew:  Daysi Burbano, Reem Alothman, Ayram Edery, LI Mengxiong 
Co-Director/Editor 

Crónica de un Gol

 Es la narración metafórica de un partido de fútbol que cuenta los inicios de la época petrolera, donde el “golazo histórico” es la transformación de un país tradicionalmente agroexportador en un país petrolero. Treinta años de explotación petrolera como el autogol de la historia ecuatoriana que generó muerte, depredación ambiental y olvido de la Amazonía. Hoy salvar el Yasuní se convierte en la búsqueda de una Libertadores para el mundo. 

Crew: Sin Pepa Producciones 
Director/Editor 

Abandono en la Selva

Un eco olvidado en la Amazonía “la tierra nunca será igual” revela 30 años de explotación petrolera en Lago Agrio, un territorio que día a día pierde la esperanza de vivir en paz y armonía con su Tierra. 

Crew: Sin Pepa Producciones 
Editor & Screenwriter

Somos la Pequeña Luz

Este film es parte de la campaña para proteger una de las reservas ecológicas de mayor biodiversidad del mundo "El Parque Nacional Yasuní", como parte de la Campaña: Amazonía por la vida.

Crew: Acción Ecologica & Sin Pepa Producciones
 

BIOFILMOGRAFIA

Daysi Burbano H.

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Daysi Burbano es periodista, directora, productora y editora. Nació en Quito - Ecuador. Después de estudiar Periodismo en la Universidad Católica del Ecuador comenzó a trabajar como consultora de medios independientes para empresas locales, organizaciones gubernamentales y no gubernamentales. Daysi obtuvo un MFA en Cine Documental de la Escuela de Artes Visuales en Nueva York. En sus trabajos ha abordado críticas realidades como la migración, la violencia de género y la contaminación en la Amazonía ecuatoriana.

 

Daysi fue voluntaria en la ONG "Acción Ecológica", donde fue activista a cargo de varias actividades culturales. Su trabajo de voluntariado fueron cruciales  en su vida ya que estas experiencias le permitieron dar los primeros pasos oficiales en la dirección y producción de cortometrajes de ficción y documentales sociales. Entre los más destacados: “Somos la pequeña Luz” parte de la campaña Amazonía por la Vida, proyecto ITT-Yasuní (2008); “Hijos de la Migración”(2009);“Abandono en la Selva” y “Crónicas de un Gol”(2010) con la co-producción del colectivo SinPepa Producciones y Acción Ecológica.

Durante su estadía en New York, Daysi dirigió y produjo 6 cortos documentales: “ChinaTown”- city symphony (2014); “Illustration, a passion”(2014);

“My Second Chance”(2014)“; “American Dream”(2015); “My back Up Plan” (2015); “Stories of Dance” (2015); “Take Me Home” (2016).

Actualmente terminó su primer largometraje titulado “Madre Luna” que es un retrato de familias migrantes latinoamericanas que cuestiona el sistema italiano de protección  de menores, donde se vulnera el derecho de niños y adolescentes. El primer WIP de este documental fue presentado en la Escuela de Artes Visuales de Nueva York, 2016. En Marzo del 2017 este documental se llevó tres premios de post-producción en el WIP Femcine7, cine de mujeres en Chile.

 

Daysi cree que el cine de no ficción puede inyectar esperanza en el presente de los espectadores a través de la proyección de su pasado, de la reconstrucción de su historia, invitándoles a mirar siempre más allá de su futuro. Además, el cine documental juega con ideas que inspiran a la gente a movilizarse a reflexionar sobre su entorno y realidad.

Daysi se ve a sí misma como una cineasta recolectora de historias dedica a recuperar las luchas sociales y los recuerdos de la sociedad, contribuyendo a un cambio real a través de la conciencia visual de varios temas de la sociedad. Ella cree que la gente puede ser completamente conmovida y comprometida en temas sociales cuando ven imágenes que vivamente los involucra en las pantallas.

FILMOGRAPHY

Daysi Burbano H.

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Daysi Burbano was born in Quito-Ecuador. After studying Social Media Communication and Journalism at the Catholic University of Ecuador, she started to work as an independent media consultant for local enterprises, governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ecuador.

Daysi holds a MFA in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts, NY.  In her work has addressed critical realities such as migration, gender violence, and Pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

 

At the same time she volunteered at the NGO “Ecological Action” where she was an ecological activist in charge of several cultural activities.

Daysi has produced 5 short documentaries: “Amazon Campaign for Life, ITT-Yasuní Project” - 2008, “Insulated in the Jungle” - 2010, “Chronicles of a goal” 2010, “Sons of migration” - 2009. She worked with the co-production of the SinPepa Producciones collective and Acción Ecológica.   

In NYC, she has produced 6 short documentary films. These tasks have helped her to broad her visual horizons: "ChinaTown"-citysymphony(2014); "Illustration, a passion"(2014); "My Second Chance"(2014)"; "American Dream"(2015); "My back up Plan" (2015); "Stories of Dance" (2015); "Take Me Home" (2015).

"Mother Moon" is her first feature film. In March of 2017 this documentary won three post-production awards in the WIP Femcine7, in Chile.

In that same year, "Madre Luna" (WIP) was a winning project of competitive public funds in the category: postproduction of the documentary feature of the ICCA (Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Creation in Ecuador).

Daysi believes that Social Documentary Films inject hope into people’s present through the projection of their past while inviting them to always look beyond towards their future. Furthermore, Documentary Cinema plays with ideas that inspire people to mobilize. Daysi sees herself as a filmmaker that is and will be dedicated to recover the social struggles and memories of society, contributing towards a real change through visual consciousness of society´s main issues. She believes people can be fully captured and engaged in social topics when they see images that vividly immerges them into the film. Daysi is a storyteller committed to make social documentaries that are honest and objective, but also that allow people to feel a connection with a different reality of their own.

 
OTHER PASSIONS
Narration, Writing  & Graphical Design

I made a compilation of 10 short stories about the Amazon myth. "Hidden Secrets of the Amazon"

Screenwriter &

SinPepa Producciones

 

Title: "Huasipungo Citadino"

Graphic & Animation:

"My story in Comic" is a short animation film about my life.

 
 
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