Francesca Dasso is a documentary filmmaker and new media artist currently living in Lima, Peru. She studies Economics and Development Studies at Brown University and graduated with honors from the MFA program in Documentary Media at Ryerson University. Her work combines documentary practice, elements of expanded cinema and new media technologies in the search of new forms of representation in the age of the database.
Her “Ruta de Fuga” transmedia documentary tells the story of the Venezuelan migration crisis through two migration routes from Venezuela to Peru: the Andes Route and the Amazon Route. Both routes span almost seven thousand kilometers through Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Peru. While the context of these stories is one of loss and hopelessness, Ruta de Fuga is also a celebration of human resilience and a call for solidarity.