Colombian actress Alejandra Borrero to receive 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at FICCI
The award will be presented to her on March 26 during the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI).
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Colombian actress Alejandra Borrero will be recognized for her tireless struggle in the arts, and her work as a cultural manager and social activist over the last 3o years at the upcoming Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival (FICCI).
"In receiving the Víctor Nieto Award, I feel the recognition of many years of work. Of sacrifice and love for this art of acting that has been for me my whole life. And it is also a mixed feeling because I am already receiving awards for my life and work," the actress was quoted in a recent release from FICCI.
Borrero has a CV with more than 40 productions, forming "a path fighting for what she believes in and doing what she likes," a release described.
She knew that acting was what she wanted to do in life, ever since she had Sandro Romero as a theater teacher during her school days.
Borrero is being recognized with the Victor Nieto Lifetime Achievement Award not only for her career in the film and TV, but also for her social work, which she's incorporated into many of her film projects. This was the case in 2016's Victus, which starred people belonging to armed groups, and showed scenes of reconciliation, hope and love for Colombia.
"We took a subject as complex as the war in our country where there were things that could not be talked about and we did a gigantic process. We chose 20 people who belonged to armed groups, including former paramilitaries, former guerrillas, retired soldiers and victims, creating a painful but healing work [...] I could say that this is the biggest project I have done in my life because it changed my life. If we could achieve reconciliation in theater, why not in life," said Borrero.
The India Catalina Audiovisual Industry Awards ceremony, which takes place during the Cartagena Film Festival, will be held on March 26, 2023.