Synopsis

When I came home with bad marks as a child, my grandmother told me: “Remember who your great-great-grandfather was.” But her pride of white roots made me uncomfortable. The “genius” Theodor Wolf. A German explorer who drew the first maps of Ecuador. In Germany he remained in the shadow of Alexander von Humboldt. 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
  • Creative Documentary | 90 min
  • Status: Financing
  • Fund: BKM (Development and Production), FFHSH (Development and Production), Goethe Institut.
  • Filmmarket & Lab´s: DokForum Dokfest München, Campus Latino.
  • ISAN 0000-0005-FC5B-0000-M-0000-0000-8