Ernesto Cabellos was born in Lima in 1968. In 1994, he founded Guarango, a non-profit association production house for development-oriented audio-visual projects. Director and producer of feature-length documentaries on to environmental conflicts in his country, such as the internationally-lauded “Choropampa: The Price of Gold” (2002) and “Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder and Mining” (2007). Cabellos now presents “Cooking Up Dreams” (2009), his third feature documentary, a film that explores a point of convergence in his home country: Peruvian cuisine. Cabellos is also working on a series of documentary shorts on the political violence in Peru from 1980-2000 in which close to 70,000 people were killed.