Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

How did a boy from a backward town on the Caribbean coast become a writer who won the hearts of millions, from the poorest to the most powerful political leaders, and whose works changed our perception of reality?

The answer is the incredible story of Gabriel García Márquez – ‘Gabo’ to all of Latin America – winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, author of the globally popular masterpiece ‘100 Years of Solitude’, and ‘the most popular and perhaps the best writer in Spanish since Cervantes’.

Growing up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia, he was propelled by a love of life and a sensual, magical sensibility. He pioneered life-affirming literature and – through his militant journalism and friendships with leaders like Fidel Castro and Bill Clinton – was at the forefront of the political struggles of the 70s and 80s.

More than just a biography, this film is a powerful narrative following the interwoven threads of Márquez’s life and work to reveal the incredible power of human imagination.


  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 90
  • Production: Jwp, Ronachan Films, Horne Productions
  • Director: Justin Webster
  • Available Versions: ENG, ESP
  • Country of production: Spain



  • Audience Award at the Chicago Latino Film Festival (USA), Audience Award at the Master of Art Film Festival ( Bulgaria). Cartagena Film Festival (Colombia), Colombian Film Festival NY (USA), Kosmopolis (Spain), The Americas Film Festival NY (USA), Lima Cinema Film Festival (Peru), Docs DF (Mexico), AFI Latin American Film Festival (Washington DC, USA), Seattle International Film Festival (USA), Festivaletteratura (Italy), Cinéma Vérité: Iran International Documentary Festival (Iran), Bengaluru International Film Festival (India), Docpoint Helsinki (Finland), London Latin American Film festival (UK), Festival de Cine Latino de Toulouse (France), It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil), DocEdge Festival (Australia), Crouch End Festival/ Picture House Latino Day (UK), Beldocs (Serbia), Festival FILMAR en America Latina (Switzerland)

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