Catalina Mesa was born and raised in Colombia. Her interest in art and the expression of the spirit began with ballet and contemporary dance. 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 degrees in History of Performing Arts and 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 FÉMIS (National Film School of France), she began her directing studies, and she studied digital cinematography and directing at the University of California. 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 histories of women from the town of Jericó. Her cultural immersion and encounter with these women inspired the creation of the documentary Jericó: The Infinite Flight of Days.