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The Silence of the Wind

Fall Grants 2016

Álvaro Aponte-Centeno / Feature Narrative / Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, France, Qatar / 2017 / 84 min / Original Language: Spanish / Interests: Drama


Rafito deals in smuggling undocumented people from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States. After his sister is murdered, he takes care of his family and the human-trafficking business. On his current journey, he will face death after the collapse of a craft filled with hopeful migrants. A story about daily survival in the contemporary Caribbean, ‘The Silence of the Wind’ seeks to contemplate this netherworld without judgement.


Álvaro Aponte-Centeno
Álvaro Aponte-Centeno
Maite Rivera Carbonell
Production Company
Quenepa Producciones

About the Director

Álvaro Aponte-Centeno obtained a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico. He directed the award-winning short films ‘Luz’ (2010), ‘Mi Santa Mirada’ (2012), which was selected for the Official Competition of the Festival de Cannes, and ‘Yahaira’ (2015). With his first feature-length project film, ‘La mar’, he participated in the second IBERMEDIA Workshop of Film Projects of Central America and the Caribbean, where he won first prize. He is a recipient of funding from the prestigious international film funds Aide aux Cinémas du Monde and IBERMEDIA.

Awards and Festival History


Festival International du Film de Fribourg 2019


Special Jury Prize, Mar del Plata 2017 (WP)


  • Main Contact

    Maite Rivera Carbonell

    Quenepa Producciones

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