Itandehui Jansen studied filmmaking at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Her documentary films have been shown at different international film festivals, among others in Amsterdam, Barcelona, New York and Mexico City. She has participated in selective international workshops, such as the Binger Film Lab. She holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature and obtained a highly competitive grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for her Ph.D. research on transnational cinema. She worked several years as a university lecturer at Utrecht University.
Donde descansa el cielo (co-written with Armando Bautista) — Thirty years ago, a young girl left her rural hometown to try her luck elsewhere and never returned home. Now, 18 year-old Angel travels from San Francisco to a small town in Mexico with his mother’s ashes.