Hernán Vilchez


Buenos Aires, AR

indigenous documentary filmmaking

Born in the ´70s in Argentina, he studied film-making in Buenos Aires and San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. After living 10 years between Barcelona, Munich and Prague, he returned to Buenos Aires in 2011, where he´s now settled. 

Specialized in filming urban culture and indigenous peoples around the globe, he has produced the international content for the successful shows “World´s strictest parents” (Kabel Eins/Sat1, Germany), “Sweeping jobs” (SRF, Switzerland), and directed for "My Religion" (History Channel, Sky Arte Italy), "Viviendo Religiones" (Encuentro, Argentina).

In 2014 he released his first feature documentary "Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians," awarded in 13 international film festivals. He then produced the followup, "Guardians - Tales of Resistance," a documentary film miniseries highlighting indigenous knowledge from unique cultures of Latin America.

He is now releasing the transmedia series "Cosmology and Pandemic" with the support of The Pulitzer Center and One Foundation, while he continues to create his own documentary and fiction projects. 

He also shoots music and corporate videos.


Huicholes: Los Últimos Guardianes del Peyote (Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians)