The other aspect is that you become much more aware of the structural problems that pertain to that continent. You feel the need to act to try and solve them.
The Peruvian faces are completely different from that faces in Argentina and in Brazil.
There are still 500,000 persons afflicted with leprosy in Latin America, so it is still very much present.
That's why I have always admired documentaries, because they open windows that can make you understand much better where you come from, much better than fiction, I think.
The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted.