Hernan studied film making in Argentina and Cuba. During the last decade, he directed TV commercials, musical videos and documentaries in Latin America and Europe. He specialized in the filming of indigenous people and ancestral ceremonies worldwide, has worked with the Australian Aborigines of the Arnhem Land, the Pigmy people of Batwa in Uganda, the Taquileños of Lake Titicaca, the Waoranis and Shipibos of the Amazon, the Wixáritari of Mexico, the Mentawai of the Siberut Island, the Diolas of the Sengal and the massive celebrations of the Kumph Mela in India and the Yemanjá in Bahía in Brazil.
He currently shoots independent documentaries and produces his own international content for the successful series “The strictest parents in the world” (Kabel Eins, Germany), Job Change (SRF, Switzerland) and a new project for Red Bull: Wild Men.
“Making this film was not my choice. I was asked to do it by the Wixaritari elders, in a language I did not understand, but with a powerful force that has sealed my way up until today.”