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Jorge Thielen Armand is a Venezuelan director based in Toronto and Caracas. He produced, directed and edited Flor de la Mar, the controversial story about a group of fishermen who fight to protect the ruins of the first Spanish city in South America. Flor de la Mar won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the 18th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and is an official selection of the 39th Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival, RIDM, and others. In 2014, Jorge was commissioned by Canadian Heritage to direct 12 episodes of the Toronto Mom Now Documentary Web Series, and began working on his first feature film, La Soledad. Jorge holds a Communication Studies BA from Concordia University in Montreal, and is an alumni of the Hot Docs Accelerator and the RIDM Talent Lab.