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
  • Creative Documentary | 90 min
  • Status: In Production
  • Fund: BKM (Development and Production), MOIN FFHSH (Development and Production), Goethe Institut (Colombia), CCEA and Humboldt Gesellschaft (Ecuador)
  • Filmmarket & Labs: DokForum München, Campus Latino (Documentary Campus)
  • ISAN 0000-0005-FC5B-0000-M-0000-0000-8