When I came home with bad marks as a child, my grandmother told me: “Remember who your great-great-grandfather was.” But her pride in the white roots made me feel uncomfortable. The “genius” Theodor Wolf. A German explorer who drew the first maps of Ecuador. In Germany he remained in Alexander von Humboldt’s shadow. In Ecuador even the smallest squid in the world is named after him: Octopus Wolfi. Today I live in Germany, my grandmother has dementia and both, Wolf and I, have disappeared from her memory. But maybe she would remember me if I tell her his story.

  • A Film by Darío Aguirre
  • Documentary | 90 min
  • Status: Editing
  • Funding: BKM (Treatment Development and Production Fund), MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (Project Development and Production Fund), Goethe Institut.
  • Participant at Campus Latino 2020-2021, FIRST CUT LAB