Times of Sand

Times of Sand

Gustavo Fernández Vega

This documentary aims to represent and share the experiences of those who inhabit spaces of surveillance: university buildings, museums, a stand on the side of the highway, a parking lot ,or a vehicle in which a bodyguard awaits the person he is supposed to protect. Some transform the time they spend waiting into a source of pleasure, using unique strategies such as blowing up balloons, writing love poems, visiting a photo exhibit, imitating various sounds, or "disconnecting" a pair of children.


Gustavo Fernández Vega is a director, producer, and instructor. He received his DEA (Master's) in Documentary and Ethnographic Filmmaking from the Université de Paris X, Nanterre, 1989. He studied Film Studies (Image section) at the INSAS, Brussels, from 1983-96. He also has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín (1975).

Background Information
  • Country of origin: Colombia
  • Running Time: 80 minutes
  • Release Date: 2008