Gerardo del Valle is a video producer from Guatemala currently based in New York City. He studied Communications and Media at Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. He was a New Media Narrative Director Fellow at the International Center for Photography (2020) a UnionDocs’ Summer Documentary Lab Fellow (2020) and an IDA Enterprise Development grantee. Starting his career working as a video journalist in Plaza Pública, the first online newspaper in Guatemala, he’s gone on to work on long-form documentaries, web-based projects and has collaborated with Vice, Univision, the BBC, Agencia Efe, and NBC’s Left Field. His work has been recognized by the Inter-American Press Association (2014) the Fundación Gabo (2019) and the National Press Photographers of America (2019).
The Past is Waiting Up Ahead follows Javier Zamora as he retraces the journey he made as an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador to the US-Mexico border some twenty years ago searching for the people and places he encountered.