Back In The Island

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During an emotional crisis an artist returns to her country of origin, searching for relief in a cultural journey through colors and textures.

In Amanda Valle is a filmmaker from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Back In The Island is a short film in which Amanda documents her creative journey as she returns home after living abroad. Amanda finds her peace while immersing herself in the local culture, bringing back textures and colours that were familiar at a specific place in time. Back in The Island is a discovery of self and a main source of inspiration for the artist’s new series composed of twelve paintings. Back In The Island has been selected in over twenty international film festivals including Aesthetica Short Film Festival, The Fine Arts Film Festival, Split Videoart Festival, taking home New Generation Award at Berlin Commercial. 

Amanda Valle “I'd imagined for quite some time what it would be like to return home after living abroad - the astonishing scenery, the cultural confrontation, the emotional traction and the aggravated sense of belonging. I came back aware of the change of settings, knowing that the living environment grew older, but with a burning need of discovering the unvarying spirit of our culture. 

With the Back in the Island series I strive to revive the unnoticed feelings behind everyday circumstances, using color, shapes and texture to rephrase these lost sensations thundering in the shadows. Back in the Island is a celebration of the unaltered energy that follows every experience. It’s about exploring inner instincts, while encouraging the seeking of deeper connections between our emotional state and the way we capture the world.”



Director: Amanda Valle (@ama.valle)

Script: Amanda Valle 

Cinematography: Elvis Urbae

Editing: Elvis Urbae

Costume Design: Jose Miguel Jeréz


Amanda Valle

Juan Silverio Arache

Rafael Perez 

Mango Verde Producciones (@mangoverdeproducciones)