EL DESPACHO makes documentary films and organizes projects and workshops in which the camera is used in a sensitive, open and exploring way. More than only the technique, what we emphasize is the sensitivity of our perception that enables us to feel connected with the other, with life and with the world around us. In our projects and workshops we stimulate creative and social skills and want to raise awareness about the complexity every human being and the society we live in.

EL DESPACHO is mainly working in Mexico and The Netherlands but previous projects have also taken place in a.o. Argentina, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Switzerland and the United States.

EL DESPACHO was founded in 1998 door Diego Gutiérrez.

The current leading members of EL DESPACHO are:
  • Diego Gutiérrez (MX, 1966) visual artist, filmmaker and producer
  • Linda Bannink (NL, 1975) visual artist, filmmaker and project coördinator

  • The main activities of EL DESPACHO are:
    • Developing, directing, producing and editing films.
    • Organizing encounters and collaborative documentary film projects and workshops for filmmakers and visual artists, students and children.
    • Organizing discussions, lectures and presentations in art and cultural centers, schools and universities.

    • The main sources of income of EL DESPACHO are local and international support for film and art projects and cultural initiatives.