Catalina Mesa was born and raised in Colombia. She studied Management and Communications at Boston College, then worked in New York as a producer of transmedia projects for different brands and European magazines. She moved to Paris, completing a degree in History of Performing Arts and a Masters in Literature at the Sorbonne. Her training continued at Gobelins, the visual arts academy in Paris, where she completed a program in photography, video, and editing; at the FÉMIS (National Film School of France), where she began her directing studies; and then at the University of California, where she studied digital cinematography and directing. After completing the documentary Farm for Change for the global movement Design for Change, Catalina returned to Colombia to fulfill her promise to honor the memory of her Aunt Ruth Mesa in a celebration of Antioquia’s feminine spirit based on the personal portraits of women from the town of Jericó. From this intention emerged her first documentary film: Jericó: The Infinite Flight of Days.