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Documentary Pitching Selection

Arid Zone

by Fernanda Pessoa

Brazil, United States

Social Issues, Culture, Politics

79'

How is it to live in US’ most conservative city? In 2001, Brazilian director Fernanda Pessoa was 15 years old and experienced being a foreign exchange student for one year in Mesa, Arizona, considered U.S.A’s most conservative city. 15 years later – and two months before Donald Trump’s election – she’s back to try to understand the conservative ideas regarding topics like the Mexican border, the cowboy lifestyle, religiosity and patriotism.

Director: Fernanda Pessoa / Producer: Antônio Junior / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Fernanda Pessoa / Production company: Grafo Audiovisual / Country: Brazil, United States / Genre: Social Issues, Culture, Politics / Duration: 79' / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese, English

Awards and festivals:
Doculab CineConstruye - Guadalajara/Mexico (Cinecolor award)

Back Home

by Nisha Platzer

Canada, Brazil, Cuba

Creation Documentary

70'

A sister follows her intuition, collecting stories of her brother through his community of close friends. With unique handmade film visuals, she finds healing in the process.

Director: Nisha Platzer / Producer: Matheus Mello / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Nisha Platzer / Production company: Melodious Image / Country: Canada, Brazil, Cuba / Genre: Creation Documentary / Duration: 70' / Format: HD, 4K, 16mm, Super8mm / Language: English

Awards and festivals:
- Nuevas Miradas, 2017- Cuba (pitching and networking platform) * IDFAcademy award to attend the IDFA festival in November 2018 and participate in the workshop and pitching. - Cineworks Film Society Pitch - Vancouver, 2017. - 'Lightpress' Grant - Interbay Cinema Society to scan 16mm files (value of $ 900 USD). - Pitching Workshop with Doug Blush (winner of the Academy Award) -DOC BC, Vancouver, 2018.

Foreign Soldier

by Pedro Rossi, José Joffily

Brazil

Politics, Current Affairs, Social Issues

86'

Foreign Soldier brings the narrative of a single character lived by three different “actors”: Aspirant, Combatant and Veteran. Over them is the desire to be a warrior, to engage in an armed conflict. To the three of them we cast the same doubt: What leads a young man to leave his homeland and fight in wars that belong to people other than his own?

Director: Pedro Rossi, José Joffily / Producer: Isabel Joffily / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Isabel Joffily, Pedro Rossi, José Joffily / Production company: Coevos Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Politics, Current Affairs, Social Issues / Duration: 86' / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese, French, Hebrew, Arabic, English

Awards and festivals:
FSA/ Ancine, Brazil

Knock-Out

by Jose Felipe Varón

Colombia

Social Issues, Culture, Creation Documentary

70'

Yilmar is a young Afro-descendant boxer from Cali. Every day after practice,he leaves his gloves and becomes the gardener for the cementery of his neighborhood: Siloé, in Cali, where his alcoholic mother and sibilings live.Yilmar does not fear death, he fears defeat and oblivion His life unfolds between contrasts: on the one hand, the violence of the quadrilateral, on the other, the peace that evokes the atmosphere of the death of the cemetery.

Director: Jose Felipe Varón / Producer: Maria Paula Hernández / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Maria Paula Hernández, Jose Felipe Varón / Production company: Madlove S.A.S / Country: Colombia / Genre: Social Issues, Culture, Creation Documentary / Duration: 70' / Format: HD / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
• Project Incubator of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico, 2015). • MiradasDoc Market, Festival and Documentary Film Market of Guía de Isora (Spain, 2015). • BAQLAB, International Film Festival of Barranquilla (Colombia, 2016) - honorable mention for the work developed during the pitch.

Land of children

by Carolina Campo Lupo, Marcos Campo Lupo

Uruguay

Creation Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues

80'

Far from the city, in a small village, a group of children live under the care of an NGO. Their parents are not there, and their days move between games and talks, childhood discoveries and strategies to resist the challenges life puts in front of them. Rescuing a bird or cleaning their houses’ garden become a big odyssey to these heroes.

Director: Carolina Campo Lupo, Marcos Campo Lupo / Producer: Carolina Campo Lupo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Carolina Campo Lupo, Marcos Campo Lupo / Production company: Pájaro Dorado / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creation Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues / Duration: 80' / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Film Development Fund for development, FEFCA scholarship, FONA award for the production of documentary feature films and the Montevideo Filma fund for the start of filming. Documentary project development workshop of DocsBarcelona. Walden Residence. Pitching Looks Doc (Cannary Islands International Distribution Award).

Web: http://www.carolinacampolupo.com/films.html

One border season

by Ileana Dell'Unti

Argentina

Creation Documentary, Biography

65'

After fifteen years I came back to the border. I discovered I am a stranger in my homeland. I am lost, I’ve lost my origins. I need to find them, if I want to have a future. I’ve been told, that the present is the frontier between past and future, and rituals are the only way to hold it. I sense, present is where the answers are. One border season is a film made of rituals, a trip to my origins.

Director: Ileana Dell'Unti / Producer: Marcel Czombos / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Ileana Dell'Unti / Production company: Koldra / Country: Argentina / Genre: Creation Documentary, Biography / Duration: 65' / Format: HD / Language: Spanish. Guaraní. Yopará

Soul of the desert

by Mónica Taboada Tapia

Colombia

Creation Documentary, Social Issues, Culture

75'

This project is a character-driven feature film about Georgina, a member of the indigenous Colombian tribe called the Wayúu who is also a transgender. After decades of exile away from her homeland, she embarks on a journey back to find her family. Walking across the desert to find them, she meets members of the Wayúu people who the tribe’s challenges is caused by corruption in Colombia, Venezuela’s crisis and a coal mine stealing their water.

Director: Mónica Taboada Tapia / Producer: Mónica Taboada Tapia / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Mónica Taboada Tapia / Production company: Guerrero Films / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creation Documentary, Social Issues, Culture / Duration: 75' / Format: 4k / Language: Wayuunaiki, Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Selected by The New York Times Op-Docs, Pulitzer Center and Tribeca Film Institute International Pitch 2017 - Its interactive component 'Proyecto Ka'i' won the 2017 Mincultura Expanded Documentary Scholarship. - DocSP Market Selection. São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. -Project Selected by Good Pitch Colombia, Barranquilla, November 2017 and April 2018.

Web: http://guerrerofilms.com.co

That breath

by Valentina Baracco

Uruguay

Creation Documentary, Social Issues

75'

My grandfather Fernando, at the age of 88, wants us to make a film about him, and he asks for my help to make it happen. “That breath” is an intimate portrait of the relationship between a grandfather and a granddaughter, how they coexist and say goodbye, in the process of making this film which is a desperate attempt to catch time.

Director: Valentina Baracco / Producer: Andrés D'Avenia, Valentina Baracco y Eugenia Olascuaga / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Andrés D'Avenia, Valentina Baracco, Magdalena Schinca / Production company: Monarca Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creation Documentary, Social Issues / Duration: 75' / Format: HD 1920x1080 25fps. / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Cinema Developement Fund - production 2018 (ICAU), Montevideo Filma Fund - shooting start 2018 (Locaciones Montevideanas). Workshop Development of Projects with Cristian Pauls, AtlantiDoc 2015. Theoretical-practical Workshop of Realization with Naomi Kawase, Master's in Film-Essay of the EICTV San Antonio de los Baños, 2016. Seminar of Documentary Script with Ignacio Agüero, AtlantiDoc 2016. Impact Production Workshop, Paula Vaccaro, DocMontevideo 2017. SANFIC Industry 2017, V Santiago Lab, mentor Consuelo Castillo, 13º SANFIC (Chile). EAVE Puentes Workshop Uruguay 2017.

Web: http://monarcafilms.com.uy/project/ese-soplo/

The borrowed dream

by Alicia Cano

Uruguay

Creation Documentary, Current Affairs, Biography

70' episodes

Esta es la historia de mi relación con un pueblo italiano, hoy devorado por un bosque, donde viven 14 personas. Es también la historia de la relación de mi abuelo con este lugar, que no pisó pero que conoce como la palma de su mano, y de algunos de los pobladores, que pasan sus días cuidando ovejas y visitando a sus muertos. Es una historia sobre el origen y sobre un sueño nuevo, nacido de un sueño prestado.

Director: Alicia Cano / Producer: Agustina Chiarino / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Alicia Cano / Production company: Mutante Cine / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creation Documentary, Current Affairs, Biography / Episodes: 70' / Format: 4k / Language: Spanish, Italian

Awards and festivals:
ICAU Production Fund

The Clamp Game

by Magdalena Cernadas

Argentina

Creation Documentary, Politics

80'

As of the finding of films shot by my grandfather who was a military man family stories unknown to me until then came up.That personal research which started from the figure of my grandfather who was one of the three Commanders-in-Chief who started the coup d’etat in Argentina in 1966 led me to discover secrets and contradictions within my family group and at the same time illuminated the political context of which my family was irretrievably part

Director: Magdalena Cernadas / Producer: Paula Zyngierman / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Magdalena Cernadas / Production company: Maravillacine / Country: Argentina / Genre: Creation Documentary, Politics / Duration: 80' / Format: HD / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
FNA 2017 Creation Fund

The sky is red

by Francina Carbonell, Nicolás Tabilo

Chile

Social Issues, Politics, Human Rights

80'

In 2010, there was a fire in one of the most overcrowded from Chile. 81 prisoners died locked. A machine processes the images from the judicial folder of the case. Far from objectiveness, the archives seem suspicious and meaningless. But there are other images that the machine can not even analyze; a dark labyrinthine world, full of towels, blankets and a noise that does not stop. What year are we? Who are these people? Where are they?

Director: Francina Carbonell, Nicolás Tabilo / Producer: Nicolás Tabilo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Nicolás Tabilo, Francina Carbonell / Production company: Inventario Cine / Country: Chile / Genre: Social Issues, Politics, Human Rights / Duration: 80' / Format: 4K/ Mini DV / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Audiovisual Fund of Chile, selection to SANFIC LAB, selection in CHILEDOC CONECTA (obtaining a director's pass to attend the IDFA Academy 2018), pre-selection by the DOHA Film Institute.

Things we shouldn´t do

by Bruno Santamaría

México

Social Issues, Youth, Human Rights

75'

The island of El Roblito in Nayarit Mexico, surrounded by jungles and an open sea, appears to be inhabited only by children. El Roblito seems like a pure and idyllic place that lacks adult supervision – until the children’s actions slowly reveal signs of the adults’ repressive behavior and the negative influences that loom over their childhood.

Director: Bruno Santamaría / Producer: Bruno Santamaría / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Bruno Santamaría, Abril López / Production company: Ojo de Vaca Productora / Country: México / Genre: Social Issues, Youth, Human Rights / Duration: 75' / Format: 4k / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Scholarship to develop the FONCA project - Young creators (Mexico). Award for Project Development IMCINE (Mexico, 2016). Funds for production of the project: Fund for the Cinematographic Production of Quality - FOPROCINE (Mexico, 2017). Latin American Film Fund Tribeca (United States, 2018). Pitching workshops: DOCSMX (Mexico, 2017). Good Pitch Colombia. (Colombia, 2018)

Series Pitching Selection

Air

by Pablo Abdala

Uruguay

Human Rights

8 episodes

24'

Air is a series of documentary portraits of people who suffered enforced disappearance in Uruguay in the 70s and 80s. In each chapter we will learn the story of a disappeared detainee: who was, how was his life, that things kept him awake . We will also try to understand how Uruguayan society has been able to coexist, these last 30 years, with this so urgent pending account .

Director: Pablo Abdala / Producer: Micaela Solé / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Micaela Solé, Pablo Abdala / Production company: Cordon Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Human Rights / Duration: 24' / Episodes: 8 / Format: Digital / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Montevideo Socio Audiovisual developement award

Community Earth

by Juan Luis Tamayo Rubio

Chile

Environment, Social Issues, Culture

8

What inspires certain people to choose other ways of living? Community Earth is a documentary series (8 chapters of 25 minutes), which follows part of the movement of ecovillages in Latin America, telling stories of citizens who radically transformed their lives, following the model of permaculture, becoming activists of an ecological movement that proposes small community experiences, resilient and sustainable over time.

Director: Juan Luis Tamayo Rubio / Producer: Paulina Ferretti Cortés, Guillermo Migrik Villa / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Paulina Ferretti Cortés / Production company: Diente de León / Country: Chile / Genre: Environment, Social Issues, Culture / Duration: 8 / Format: AVCHD / Language: Spanish / Year: 25'

Awards and festivals:
2017 - Development Fund, granted annually by CORFO Chile. 2017 - Connecta Regiones Workshop Selection, Chiledoc Connecta. 2016 - Case study in Executive Field Production Workshop at the EICTV Cuba.

Crusader

by John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda

Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador

Biography, History, Social issues

6 episodes

24'

Cruzader tells the story of 6 Latin Americans who took up arms to defend their vision of the world and who, after disarming, have fought from other fronts for the same goal. People who demonstrate that it is possible to return from our wars to build, despite the difficulties, prejudices, pain and fear, new life projects around politics, social justice, public service and the family.

Director: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Producer: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil, John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Production company: Los Monstruos del Cine / Country: Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador / Genre: Biography, History, Social issues / Duration: 24' / Episodes: 6 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Development Support Grant for Iberoamerican Film and TV Projects 2017 of the IBERMEDIA PROGRAM

Horse culture

by Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda

Colombia

Creation Documentary, Culture

5 episodes

45'

“I was born with this lineage and with this lineage I will die”

Director: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Producer: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Ruy Castaño Rueda / Production company: Monarca Producciones / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creation Documentary, Culture / Duration: 45' / Episodes: 5 / Format: HD / Language: Spanish

Light Painters

by Juan Urgell

Mexico

Biography, Creation Documentary, Social Issues

6 episodes

26'

Light Painters tells the stories and experiences of prominent and emerging Mexican photographers, through intimate testimonies that reinforce the relevance of documentary photography and photojournalism in contemporary Mexico. The series constructs an overview of the country’s great challenges, as well as stories of resistance that cause hope and optimism in the Mexican society.

Director: Juan Urgell / Producer: Juan Urgell, María Soledad Laici / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Urgell, María Soledad Laici Country: Mexico / Genre: Biography, Creation Documentary, Social Issues / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 6 / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish

Marks on the skin

by Tania Dangiolillo

Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia

Social Issues, Biographies

6 episodes

10'

The marks on our skin speak about who we are. They are witness and reflection of our experiences, they are storys that go with (accompany) us. Some of them are chosen, others are carried. Six people tell their story from the traces of theri skin, Each chapter immerses us on a personal universe approching social topics such as love, violence, indetity, culture, politics and others.

Director: Tania Dangiolillo / Producer: Tania Dangiolillo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Tania Dangiolillo, Maria Perez Escala / Production company: Catalejo / Country: Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia / Genre: Social Issues, Biographies / Duration: 10' / Episodes: 6 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish. Portuguese

Awards and festivals:
Participation in the Web Series Laboratory at Detour New Film Festival October 2017. Special mention for the Marks on the Skin project

My life with myself

by Leonardo Paez

Argentina

Youth, Biographies, Social Issues

8 episodes

13'

My life with myself is a series that tackles problems which arise during adolescence and have an impact on health. With a first-person narration, we accompany the daily life of adolescents, get to know their world, their friendships, their passions and the way they experience this stage of transition to adulthood.

Director: Leonardo Paez / Producer: Mariano Bognanni / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Leonardo Paez, Mariano Bognanni / Production company: Pura vida / Country: Argentina / Genre: Youth, Biographies, Social Issues / Duration: 13' / Episodes: 8 / Format: 4k / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Season 1: Input 2016 (Calgary, Canada). Chosen as a youth series for the annual INPUT meeting. JAPAN PRIZE 2015: Finalist Youth category. 1st Professional Prize of the 3rd National Design Biennial UBA. Support and secured screen of Canal Encuentro for season 2.

The Letters

by Gabriel F. Marinho

Brazil

Human Rights, Social Issues

13 episodes

26'

The history of AIDS in Latin America is told from the travels of Beatriz, a 70-year-old woman living with HIV. At every stop on the continent, she meets couples who also live with the disease. Beside to exchanging stories, she always gives them a letter written by the previous couple. This road movie series follows the journey of these love letters and their delivery, connecting couples with very similar stories.

Director: Gabriel F. Marinho / Producer: Hadija Chalupe / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Gabriel F. Marinho, Hadija Chalupe / Production company: Caraduá Produções / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human Rights, Social Issues / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 13 / Format: Full HD (1920x1080), 16:9 (aspect radio) / Language: Portugues and Spanish (with subtitles)

The Refugees’ Sounds

by Pablo Francischelli

Brazil

Human Rights, Music, Politics

10 episodes

26'

The Refugees’ Sounds is a documentary series that will portray musicians and bands formed by refugees from different regions of the planet. Through music, they keep the bond with the native land, while seeking to integrate themselves with the social and cultural differences that they find in the new continent.

Director: Pablo Francischelli / Producer: Caio Jobim / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Pablo Francischelli / Production company: Doblechapa Cinematografia / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human Rights, Music, Politics / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 10 / Format: 4K / Language: Portuguese. French. Spanish. Arab. Dialects

The world at the end of the world

by Paula López Wood

Chile

Environment, Education, Science and Technology

5 episodes

50'

Documentary series of five chapters about the adventurers of the 21st century, who explore and rescue the unknown riches of the landscape, flora and fauna of the Chilean territory. The series presents the Natural Heritage of Chile through explorers and scientists who, integrating the wisdom of ancestral peoples and modern science, discover and make visible unknown aspects of the riches of the southernmost tip of the continent.

Director: Paula López Wood / Producer: Patricio Pereira, Ignacia Merino / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Ignacia Merino, Paula López / Production companies: Invercine & Wood / Igenio Visual / Country: Chile / Genre: Environment, Education, Science and Technology / Duration: 50' / Episodes: 5 / Format: 4K / Language: Spanish

Awards and festivals:
Chiledoc Connecta Award to participate in the DocMontevideo Series Pitching.

Meetings selection

Alberto García-Alix. The shadow line

by Nicolás Combarro García

Spain

Creative Documentary, Biographies, Culture

82´

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“Alberto García-Alix. The Shadow Line” is the portrait of one of the most-recognized authors of the recent international photographic panorama, and a reference of a whole generation. The film is a direct testimony of the lights and shadows that the artist has had to go through to find his way. Narrated from the intimacy of his studio, it proposes a journey between present and past, a dialogue between his life and his work.

Director: Nicolás Combarro García / Producer: Miguel Ángel Delgado Molina / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Miguel Ángel Delgado Molina / Production company: Morelli Producciones / Country: Spain / Genre: Creative Documentary, Biographies, Culture / Duration: 82´ / Format: DCP / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Amazona

by Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas Van Hemelryck

Colombia

Current Issues, Creative Documentary, Social Issues

55' y 82´

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Val swapped family life for seclusion in the Colombian jungle. Now pregnant, her daughter, film director Clare Weiskopf confronts her with the choices she made in an attempt to heal her wounds and define motherhood before becoming a parent herself.

Director: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas Van Hemelryck / Producer: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas Van Hemelryck / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas Van Hemelryck / Production company: Casatarántula / Country: Colombia / Genre: Current Issues, Creative Documentary, Social Issues / Duration: 55' y 82´ / Format: 52´and 82´: DCP, AppleProRes, DVD, Blue Ray, (29fps, 25fps, 24fps, 23fps) / Language: Spanish, English / Year: 2016

Web: http://www.amazona.co

Animal Chronicle: The wild news show

by Guillermo Kloetzer

Uruguay, Argentina

Childhood, Education, Environment

16 episodes

14'

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A group of wild animals invades a TV channel at night. They enter secretly to broadcast their wild news, with the complicity of the canal caretaker dog. The leader is Shubert, a weirdo, perhaps the last of his kind, who together with Margay, Cayman, Ema and Porfirio, summon children and animals to join their cause. All become news correspondents looking for adventures and save endangered species at the same time.

Director: Guillermo Kloetzer / Producer: Gustavo Riet / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Gustavo Riet / Production company: De La Raíz films / Country: Uruguay, Argentina / Genre: Childhood, Education, Environment / Duration: 14' / Episodes: 16 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Auê

by Nelio Spréa y Otavio Zucon

Brazil

Culture, Children

27 episodes

2'

AUÊ promotes an incursion into the imaginary of Brazilian children belonging to different sociocultural contexts. With each video, a new joke is presented to the viewer. The series is aimed at children, has 27 episodes lasting two minutes and involved students from public schools in five different territories: quilombola community, indigenous village, urban periphery, agrarian reform camp and insular community.

Director: Nelio Spréa y Otavio Zucon / Producer: Nelio Spréa y Otavio Zucon / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Rafael Galvão, Otavio Zucon, Nélio Spréa / Production company: Parabolé Educação e Cultura / Country: Brazil / Genre: Culture, Children / Duration: 2' / Episodes: 27 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017

Authors live

by Álvaro García, Diego Verdier

Uruguay

Music, Culture, Creative Documentary

192 (15 seasons) episodes

60'

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The “Authors Live” cycle is an initiative carried out by AGADU to collaborate with the development of national authors. With more than 190 specials in 6 years of filming and national and international dissemination, it has managed to be a unique record of Uruguay’s cultural heritage. Proud to have been the first Uruguayan cycle filmed entirely in HD, is an opportunity to know the talent of these authors and the quality of their proposals.

Director: Álvaro García, Diego Verdier / Producer: Maxi Suárez, Alejandro Ferradás / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Maxi Suárez, Alejandro Ferradás / Production company: AGADU (Asociación General de Autores del Uruguay) / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Music, Culture, Creative Documentary / Duration: 60' / Episodes: 192 (15 seasons) / Format: HD, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.autoresenvivo.com.uy

Back to the garden

by Marcelo Díaz

Brazil

Human Rights, Current Issues, Biographies

80´

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Maria Luiza da Silva, the first transgender in Brazilian military forces, was compulsorily retired considered incapacitated for work after 22 years of service in the Air Force. The movie searches for the reasons why she was impeded to wear the female military uniform and shows her trajectory as a transgender woman.

Director: Marcelo Díaz / Producer: Marcelo Díaz / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Marcelo Díaz / Production company: Diazul de Cinema / Country: Brazil / Genre: Human Rights, Current Issues, Biographies / Duration: 80´ / Format: 2k / FullHD / SD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2018

Bittersweet

by Carlos Conti

Uruguay

Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Culture

71'

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Tragicomic documental centered in the life of Luis Magallanes, transformar actor more known as Dulce Polly (sweet Polly). The title of the movie, alludes to the feeling and reality that hide behind the powerful and rolling conduct of their characters.

Director: Carlos Conti / Producer: Carlos Conti, Francesca Cassariego / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Francesca Cassariego / Production company: Hoboken Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Culture / Duration: 71' / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Cartucho

by Andrés Chaves

Colombia

Creative Documentary, Human Rights, History

54'

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It is completely unprecedented in Colombian history for a colonial neighborhood made up of traditional families and businesses to become home to thousands of homeless people and mafias. Its streets and old homes were converted into crack houses. After its violent demolition in 2001 the government built a sterile park that people fear. But the legacy of Cartucho still wanders nearby. We destroyed the neighborhood, but anger remains.

Director: Andrés Chaves / Producer: Andrés Chaves, Adriana Agudelo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Adriana Agudelo Moreno, Andrés Chaves / Production company: COSTADOCS / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creative Documentary, Human Rights, History / Duration: 54' / Format: DCP, QT, Bluray / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Conversations at La Ratonera

by Nicolás Macchi, Federico Sallés

Uruguay

Music, Culture, Education

12 episodes

12'

In Montevideo, the “The Warren” studio is a gathering place for a number of local musicians who, committed to a tradition of writing and playing music for today’s times, while constantly renovating, come together to play and to converse about experiences, anecdotes and views about life – both inside and outside the world of music.

Director: Nicolás Macchi, Federico Sallés / Producer: Diego Azar, Nicolás Macchi, Federico Sallés, Mateo Soler / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Mateo Soler, Nicolás Macchi / Production company: Yacaré / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Music, Culture, Education / Duration: 12' / Episodes: 12 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Cycles

by Francisco Pedemonte

Argentina

Youth, Social Issues

76´

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Ignacio is one of the country’s top 15-year old cycling prospects. But the level of commitment he needs to show in order to be a true professional may be a bit too high for him. How does a young athlete ignore the distractions of teenage life? “Cycles” is a film about Ignacio’s two last years as a cyclist, as he struggles to get selected to the national team that will compete in Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics.

Director: Francisco Pedemonte / Producer: Francisco Pedemonte / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Francisco Pedemonte / Production company: Fransound / Country: Argentina / Genre: Youth, Social Issues / Duration: 76´ / Format: DCP, MOV / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Elections

by Alice Riff

Brazil

80'

“Elections” is a documentary that follows public school students in their election process for representing the students at their school.

Director: Alice Riff / Producer: Heverton Lima / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Alice Riff, Heverton Lima / Production companies: Studio Riff / Paideia Filmes / Country: Brazil / Duration: 80' / Language: Portuguese

Elegy of a crime

by Cristiano Burlan

Brasil

Social Issues, Current Issues

92’

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Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, February 24, 2011. Isabel Burlan da Silva, director’s mother, is murdered by her companion. “Elegy of a Crime” concludes the “Trilogy of Mourning”, that approaches the tragic story of the family. In front of impunity, the film immerses in a vertiginous journey to rebuild Isabel’s image and life.

Director: Cristiano Burlan / Producer: Henrique Zanoni, Cristiano Burlan / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Cristiano Burlan / Production company: Bela Filmes / Country: Brasil / Genre: Social Issues, Current Issues / Duration: 92’ / Format: Digital / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2018

Fabiana

by Brunna Laboissière

Brazil

Creative Documentary, Current Issues

89´

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After thirty years living as a nomad on the Brazilian roads, Fabiana, a trans woman and truck driver, will make her last trip before facing the retirement and leaving behind her adventures on the road.

Director: Brunna Laboissière / Producer: Brunna Laboissière, Fernanda Lomba, Fernando Pereira dos Santos / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Fernanda Lomba, Brunna Laboissière / Production companies: Artemísia Filmes / Sendero Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creative Documentary, Current Issues / Duration: 89´ / Format: DCP / Bluray / Quicktime / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.fabianafilme.com

Frans Krajcberg: Manifesto

by Regina Jehá

Brazil

Creative Documentary, Environment, Current Issues

98´

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Frans Krajcberg prepares to exhibit his work at the São Paulo Art Biennial while unfolds his memories and inner experiences. Recently deceased, Krajcberg’s life was a relentless struggle against the destructive madness of men, from the fires of the Second World War to those of the burning Amazon rainforest. A breathtaking fate of an extraordinary man caught in history, engaged in art and deeply alive forever.

Director: Regina Jehá / Producer: Santiago Mazzoli / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Regina Jehá, Santiago Mazzoli / Production company: Lauper Films / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creative Documentary, Environment, Current Issues / Duration: 98´ / Format: DCP / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2018

Ghost Towns

by Tyrell Spencer

Brazil

Politics, History, Culture

8 episodes

13'

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The documentary serie “Ghost Towns” aims to investigate the formation of these centers, their importance to the local population and the irremediable factors that led to his death. Taking an imaginary path, accompanying some of his former residents invited the viewer to contemplate landscapes and their forgotten paths, trying to understand the reasons that took them off the map.

Director: Tyrell Spencer / Producer: Nora Goulart / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Claudia Vilarinho, Ana Luiza Nunes de Azevedo / Production company: Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre / Country: Brazil / Genre: Politics, History, Culture / Duration: 13' / Episodes: 8 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese, Spanish / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.casacinepoa.com.br

Great scenes

by Ana Luiza Azevedo e Vicente Moreno

Brazil

Culture

22 episodes

6'

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“Great Scenes” of Latin American and Brazilian cinema analyzed by directors, actors and critics. A great scene is one that is defined not only in relation to others. A great scene is one that contains in itself a film apart, a universe apart, capable of altering our sensibility and lasting in our memory. The serie ends up deepening discussions about the different challenges of making movies.

Director: Ana Luiza Azevedo e Vicente Moreno / Producer: Nora Goulart / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Claudia Vilarinho, Ana Luiza Nunes de Azevedo / Production company: Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre / Country: Brazil / Genre: Culture / Duration: 6' / Episodes: 22 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017

House of the rising sun

by Orlando Culzat Guevara

Colombia

Creative Documentary

70´

The pictorial work of Diego, my cousin, is full of tormented beings, and dark worlds. His aesthetic universe seems to have materialized and permeated the daily reality of him and his family. His mother looks after his paintings as his greatest treasure and sees his son as a great cursed artist. This is the story of a mother and a son, the story of a great love turned into madness.

Director: Orlando Culzat Guevara / Producer: Diana Montenegro García / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Diana Montenegro García, Orlando Culzat Guevara / Production company: CINEMA CO. S.A.S / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creative Documentary / Duration: 70´ / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish

Identity

by Victor Costa Lopes, Wislan Esmeraldo, Mariana Nunes

Brazil

Current Affairs, Biographies, Human Rights

5 episodes

26'

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Identity is a five-episode documentary series focused on five Brazilian transsexuals characters who, using the social media platforms and the most different insertion strategies, give visibility to the discussions about gender diversity and their own existences. Each episode reveals the routine of one of these people, creating a parallel between the construction of their public image, their artistic production and their most intimate experiences.

Director: Victor Costa Lopes, Wislan Esmeraldo, Mariana Nunes / Producer: Luciana Vieira, Ticiana Augusto Lima / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Luciana Vieira / Production company: Tardo Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Current Affairs, Biographies, Human Rights / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 5 / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2018

Awards and festivals:
Best Pitching - Nordeste Lab

Inventions of the soul

by Marcia Paraiso

Brazil

Culture, Education, Social Issues

26 x 2 seasons episodes

26'

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The series “Inventions of the Soul” crosses Brazil in search of one of its greatest richness: popular art. It finds it in clay, ink, wood and in nature, the pulsating heart of self-taught artists who create and enchant, transforming all this pulsation into art.

Director: Marcia Paraiso / Producer: Ralf Tambke, Helio Levcovitz y Fernanda Viana / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Fernanda Viana / Production company: Plural Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Culture, Education, Social Issues / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 26 x 2 seasons / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017

I´m not the one shouting

by Yira Plaza O´Byrne

Colombia

Politics, Current Issues, Creative Documentary

70´

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My father gave his all for the revolution and I inherited his conviction. He is a Colombian union leader and in 2014 he was about to be killed after an attack. Although he has been threatened several times, it was the first time I wonder about the meaning of his struggle. I left military on the left and I feel not only that some of their dreams have failed, but I am part of a generation that does not seem to have collective dreams.

Director: Yira Plaza O´Byrne / Producer: Jorge Andrés Botero / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Jorge Andrés Botero, Yira Plaza O´Byrne / Production company: Séptima Films / Country: Colombia / Genre: Politics, Current Issues, Creative Documentary / Duration: 70´ / Format: HD, 4K / Language: Spanish

Keeping Our Words Alive

by Juan Pablo Tobal

Argentina

Culture, Current affairs, Education

8 episodes

28'

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We accompany the journey of a young linguist in his encounter with the speakers of endangered indigenous languages of different communities of South America. Through the story of its native speakers, we know the history of different native cultures and the endless struggle to transmit their legacy.

Director: Juan Pablo Tobal / Producer: Juan Pablo Tobal / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Pablo Tobal Country: Argentina / Genre: Culture, Current affairs, Education / Duration: 28' / Episodes: 8 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Latin Wars

by Alice Lanari, Pedro Asberg

Brazil

Creative Documentary, Current Issues, Human Rights

94´

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Living in the midst of social inequality and the oppression of violence, there are people who choose to resist in the most difficult way: fighting without weapons. Latin Wars accompanies three people in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico who, threatened with death, resist violence using weapons such as information, awareness and affection. Three stories, three countries, the same oppression.

Director: Alice Lanari, Pedro Asberg / Producer: Tereza Alvarez, Carolina Dias / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Alice Lanari / Production company: Palmares Produções / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creative Documentary, Current Issues, Human Rights / Duration: 94´ / Format: 4K, DCP / Language: Portuguese, Spanish / Year: 2018


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Life on board

by Emiliano Mazza De Luca

Uruguay

Creative Documentary

69´

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A ship, fifteen men, the river. A sensory film, a journey towards introspection. A portrait of loneliness, labour and absence, on board this floating society trapped in time. Could it be the reflection of our own « life on board »?

Director: Emiliano Mazza De Luca / Producer: Emiliano Mazza De Luca, Martha Orozco / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Emiliano Mazza De Luca / Production company: Passaparola / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creative Documentary / Duration: 69´ / Format: DCP / Digital Full HD / Language: Without dialogues, spoken in Spanish / Year: 2018

Luana Muniz – Daughter of the moon

by Leonardo Menezes, Rian Cordova

Brasil

Biographies, Human Rights, Social Issues

78´

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Documentary feature that reveals the intimacy of Luana Muniz, actress divided between prostitution, LGBT militancy and shows in cabarets. The Queen of Lapa is known throughout Brazil for participating in TV shows and for her unexpected and controversial friendship with priest and singer Fabio de Melo. With Alcione, Luis Lobianco, Fabio de Melo, Lorna Washington, among others.

Director: Leonardo Menezes, Rian Cordova / Producer: Leonardo Menezes, Rian Cordova / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Leonardo Menezes / Production company: Guaraná Conteúdo / Country: Brasil / Genre: Biographies, Human Rights, Social Issues / Duration: 78´ / Format: Mov, DCP / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuanaMunizFilhaDaLua/

Madness on air

by Alicia Cano, Leticia Cuba

Uruguay, Mexico

Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Human Rights

74'

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For the last 20 years, a deteriorated psychiatric hospital in Montevideo has been the home of Vilardevoz Radio, a station run by a heterogeneous group of patients and doctors. An invitation to take part in a meeting of “loony radios” to be held in Mexico and the subsequent trip open a window into the dreams, expectations and emotions of a group of people who affectionately questions our way of dealing with mental illness.

Director: Alicia Cano, Leticia Cuba / Producer: Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein (Mutante Cine, Uruguay), Inti Cordera (La Maroma Producciones, México) / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Agustina Chiarino / Production companies: Mutante Cine / La Maroma Porducciones / Country: Uruguay, Mexico / Genre: Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Human Rights / Duration: 74' / Language: S / Year: 2018

My hidden beast

by Marcelo Casacuberta

Uruguay

Childhood, Youth, Environment

8 episodes

7'

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A journey through the diversity of species of South American wildlife and their behaviours, in eight chapters visiting different natural environments, guided by the narration of mother nature itself. Both large and small animals, from the Ñandú to the smallest insect compose the ecosystems and their life is tightly interlaced with the rest of the species.

Director: Marcelo Casacuberta / Producer: Gustavo Riet / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Gustavo Riet / Production company: De La Raíz films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Childhood, Youth, Environment / Duration: 7' / Episodes: 8 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

My North is the South

by Amanda Puga

Chile

Politics, Human Rights

98´

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From a journey through different countries in Latin America, “My North is the South” is a documentary that reveals differents socio political views from the authentic and critical view of its inhabitants. Through these characters, social situations that hide behind the veil of media paradigms, are revealed, generating essential questions about life and about the different ways of perceiving reality.

Director: Amanda Puga / Producer: Catalina Alarcón / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Catalina Alarcón, Amanda Puga / Production company: Praxia producciones / Country: Chile / Genre: Politics, Human Rights / Duration: 98´ / Format: DCP, Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.minorteeselsur.com

My Reborn Baby

by Joana Nin

Brasil

Creative Documentary, Current Issues

52´

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Reborn is the name given to hyper-realistic baby dolls. The trend that started in the USA, has become popular all over the world. The narrative follows the production line, going through the process of manufacturing, industrial and craft, all the way until it approaches final consumers, collectors or people who adopt care routines with their dolls. A film about the pure and simple feeling of motherhood – and the market that grows around it.

Director: Joana Nin / Producer: Joana Nin, Ade Muri, Chris Spode / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Joana Nin / Production company: Sambaqui Cultural / Country: Brasil / Genre: Creative Documentary, Current Issues / Duration: 52´ / Format: Mov / Language: Portuguese, English / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.sambaquicultural.com.br/english/project/my-reborn-baby/

Prisioner

by Ana Tipa

Uruguay

Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Current Issues

90´

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While working on the construction of Uruguay’s largest prison, Miguel leads a double life. He frequently crosses the border of Uruguay and Brazil to ensure both of his families are taken care of. But, soon, his incessant physical activity does not anymore mitigate the torment that inhabits his body. Haunted by guilt, Miguel plans to finally tell the people he loves the truth… and struggles to find the courage to do so.

Director: Ana Tipa / Producer: Ana Tipa / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Ana Tipa, Pepi Goncalvez / Production company: Huerfanita Films / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Current Issues / Duration: 90´ / Format: DCP, Apple Pro Res, H264 / Language: Spanish, Portuguese, Portuñol / Year: 2016

Web: http://www.preso.com.uy

Resounding silence

by John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda

Colombia

Creative Documentary, Music, Politics

54´

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The punk band “Odio a Botero”, led by René Segura, architect, writer, former unofficial presidential candidate and non-importat philosopher, was forced to remain silent for 3 years, violated for criticizing a country that does not laugh at itself same. After having met to finish the group by their own hand, they live with noise and silence, being parents, exiles or meditating in zazen posture.

Director: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Producer: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda, Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Production company: Los Monstruos del Cine / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creative Documentary, Music, Politics / Duration: 54´ / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Schools in fight

by Eduardo Consonni, Rodrigo T. Marques & Tiago Tambelli

Brasil

Youth, Human Rights, Social Issues

77'

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In the richest state in Brazil, the modus operandi of public education suffers a setback when secondary students react to the official decree that determines the closure of 94 schools and the reallocation of students. The student response surprises. In a few days, through social networks and apps, they organize a reaction in a true Spring Secondary – something completely new. They occupy 241 schools and take to the streets to protest.

Director: Eduardo Consonni, Rodrigo T. Marques & Tiago Tambelli / Producer: Adriana Guerra, Beatriz Venâncio, Carlos Maga, Carol Misorelli, Eduardo Consonni, Edgar Bueno, Fernanda Lomba, Guilherme Valiengo, Hugo Haddad, Inês Figueiró, Karem Almeida, Letícia Fernandes, Lili Almendary, Luis Totem, Macca Ramos, Marcelo Krowczuk, Maurício Monteiro Filho, Roberto Rocha, Rodrigo T. Marques, Thaís Taverna, Tiago Tambelli / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Renato Manganello / Production companies: Complô / Lente Viva Filmes / Encouraçado Filmes / Country: Brasil / Genre: Youth, Human Rights, Social Issues / Duration: 77' / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EscolasEmLutaFilme/

Shooting

by John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda

Colombia

Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Human Rights

53´

Ferley was 5 years old when his father was murdered, and 13 when they arrested his mother, accused of collaborating with the guerrillas. With 14 years he swore revenge and joined the FARC, becoming “Wilfran”. Ten years ago he left the jungle behind, learned a trade and returned to Caquetá, where he works as a cameraman, recording the war that always accompanied him and living a new life that does not give up.

Director: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda / Producer: Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: John Fernando Velásquez Cepeda, Adriana Lizeth Yanquén Gil / Production company: Los Monstruos del Cine / Country: Colombia / Genre: Creative Documentary, Social Issues, Human Rights / Duration: 53´ / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Silvia

by María Silvia Esteve

Argentina

106'

In a helpless attempt to reconstruct her mother’s life, Silvia’s daughter tries to give meaning to a story tainted with violence and denial, as she experiments with the blurry images of her parents and the inconsistent reminiscences of her sisters.

Director: María Silvia Esteve / Producer: Gonzalo Moreno, María Silvia Esteve / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: María Silvia Esteve / Production company: Wabi-Sabi / Country: Argentina / Duration: 106' / Language: Spanish

Slum Tour

by Braulio Almanza, Martha Orozco

Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay

Current Issues, Social Issues, Politics

6 episodes

52'

Travel agencies conduct tours of violent and marginal events, in a human theme park type with poverty misery and pain. We will travel through Latin America, making a self-criticism that allows us to see ourselves. The construction of the famous wall between the North border. The country brand of the narco in Colombia. Brazil police shoot dead Spanish tourist in Rocina favela and the cannabis tastings in Uruguay.

Director: Braulio Almanza, Martha Orozco / Producer: Martha Orozco, Patricia Ayala, Emiliano Mazza / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Martha Orozco / Production companies: MartFilms / Pathos Audiovisual / Passaparola / Country: Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay / Genre: Current Issues, Social Issues, Politics / Duration: 52' / Episodes: 6 / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese, Spanish

The Best Thing You Can Do with Your Life

by Zita Erffa

Germany, Mexico

Biography, Creative Documentary, Politics

93'

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When my brother joined the Legionaries of Christ after finishing school, he disappeared from our lives. We can only visit him once a year. His superiors are even allowed to read the letters we send him. I hate them. Why did my brother choose them to be his new family? Eight years pass by before I visit him in his monastery in Connecticut. And I get my brother back — finally.

Director: Zita Erffa / Producer: Zita Erffa, Abril López / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Zita Erffa / Production companies: Petruvski Films / Ojo de Vaca / Country: Germany, Mexico / Genre: Biography, Creative Documentary, Politics / Duration: 93' / Format: DCP, Bluyray, Proress / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Awards and festivals:
Honorable Mention ‘Best Direction’ of the Mezcal Prize of the Guadalajara International Film Festival. Berlinale FICCI, Colombia. Dok.Fest Muncih. EDOCS. Karlovy Vary


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The country without indians

by Nicolás Soto, Leonardo Rodríguez

Uruguay

Human Rights, Culture. Social Issues

61'

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It has always been said that Uruguay is a country without Indians. Roberto and Mónica, two Charrúas descendants, keep their roots and make us look back at History to question the present. In a society that denies part of its origin, the search for identity becomes a challenge.

Director: Nicolás Soto, Leonardo Rodríguez / Producer: Isabel García, Nicolás Soto, Leonardo Rodríguez / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Isabel García Country: Uruguay / Genre: Human Rights, Culture. Social Issues / Duration: 61' / Format: DCP, Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elpaissinindios/

The sky unites us

by Ignacio Sánchez Ordóñez

Argentina

Culture, Social Issues, Education

12 episodes

26'

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Sofía and Yayo travel through Latin America in a motorhome for five years. They are astronomy teachers and offer free workshops in rural schools (on this subject). This experience allows them to learn, in a particular way, about the history and culture of these villages. “The sky unites us” is a series of 12 chapters that reflects this family’s experiences in 11 communities, within 6 countries of Central America.

Director: Ignacio Sánchez Ordóñez / Producer: Leandro Rovere / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Ignacio Sánchez Ordóñez, Leandro Rovere, Agustín Sánchez Ordóñez / Production company: Ignacio Sánchez Ordóñez / Leandro Rovere / Country: Argentina / Genre: Culture, Social Issues, Education / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 12 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

The tiny orchestra

by Juan Carve

Uruguay

Childhood, Music, Culture

6 episodes

9'

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Join The Tiny Orchestra on a journey to discover the mysteries of music and the secrets of songwriting!

Director: Juan Carve / Producer: Juan Carve, Valentina Echeverría / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Juan Carve / Production company: Chucho.tv / Country: Uruguay / Genre: Childhood, Music, Culture / Duration: 9' / Episodes: 6 / Format: Digital HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2018

Web: http://www.chucho.tv

The tortoise and the tapir

by Eliza Capai

Brasil

Human Rights, Environment, Social Issues

70´

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The drought in Sao Paulo is the starting point of the trip. Concerned with the images of empty water reservoirs on Brazilian’s southwest, a documentary maker tries to understand the gigantic constructions built in the heart of Amazon forest. Between rivers reverberate voices of riverside inhabitants,fishermen and indigenous populations who were run over by the so called development. A boat movie and a reflection on the impact of our lifestyles.

Director: Eliza Capai / Producer: Marina Yamaoka, Eliza Capai / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Renato Manganello / Production companies: Greenpeace / Usina da Imagem / Daesquina Produção Audiovisual / 1979 Music Lab & Collab / Country: Brasil / Genre: Human Rights, Environment, Social Issues / Duration: 70´ / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese, Spanish, Munduruku / Year: 2016


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The Union

by Lorena Giachino

Chile

Social Issues, Current Issues, Politics

75´

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In a country that lost its ability to organize itself, a group of old amateur referees’ leaders win the elections and decide to make their last move: to update their 90-year-old institution. Reality will hit them hard, but every small struggle they face, will remind us of the importance of collective work.

Director: Lorena Giachino / Producer: Paola Castillo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Paola Castillo, Lorena Giachino / Production company: Errante Producciones / Country: Chile / Genre: Social Issues, Current Issues, Politics / Duration: 75´ / Format: DCP / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

To the other side of the lagoon

by Angel Pajares Cruz

Peru

Creative Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

17'

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Antonio is an organic coffee farmer who has a deep relationship with the lagoon of his village Villa Rica. At his 74 years old, he refuses to retire from work despite the fact that his age prevents him from working as he would like, which leads him to reflect while contemplating his lands, taking refuge daily in his memories.

Director: Angel Pajares Cruz / Producer: Angel Pajares Cruz / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Angel Pajares Cruz / Production company: Cinestami / Country: Peru / Genre: Creative Documentary, Environment, Social Issues / Duration: 17' / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish, Quechua / Year: 2018

Tu i Tam

by Rafael Urban

Brazil

Creative Documentary, History, Politics

80´

Santana, located 300 kilometers from Curitiba in a mountainous region in Southern Brazil, is the place outside Poland where the traditions of the country are most preserved. There lives the family of Wanda Wierzbicki, 82, dedicated to agriculture, pig farming and reforestation. What seemed a peaceful existence has an unexpected turn of events with the division of land that her son, Leonardo, will do to the three grandchildren.

Director: Rafael Urban / Producer: Rafael Urban / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Rafael Urban / Production company: Sto Lat Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Creative Documentary, History, Politics / Duration: 80´ / Format: DCP / Language: Portuguese and Polish

Ultra Baby

by Joana Nin

Brazil

Science and Technology, Creative Documentary, Current Issues

52´

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Nowadays technology has become the center of pregnancy experience, guiding expectants steps and dominating their lives during the months of child-bearing. Medical exams have been transformed in a show, motivating a range of fetus souvenirs creations, like pendants and other paraphernalia. Brazil is pioneer in transforming three-dimensional intrauterine images into objects for different purposes.

Director: Joana Nin / Producer: Joana Nin, Ade Muri, Chris Spode / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Joana Nin / Production company: Sambaqui Cultural / Country: Brazil / Genre: Science and Technology, Creative Documentary, Current Issues / Duration: 52´ / Format: Mov / Language: Portuguese, English / Year: 2018

Visceral Brazil – the open veins of music

by Marcia Paraiso

Brazil

Culture, Music, Education

26 x 2 seasons episodes

26'

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“Visceral Brazil – the open veins of music” is a 26-episode documentary series about Brazilian music and Brazilian musicians.

Director: Marcia Paraiso / Producer: Ralf Tambke, Fernanda Teodoro Viana / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Fernanda Teodoro Viana / Production company: Plural Filmes / Country: Brazil / Genre: Culture, Music, Education / Duration: 26' / Episodes: 26 x 2 seasons / Format: Full HD / Language: Portuguese / Year: 2017

Wallmapu on Biking

by Christian Borgeaud Salazar

Chile, Argentina

Environment, Current Issues, Culture

7 episodes

25'

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United by the idea of living an adventure by bicycle and filming it, two Argentinians and one Chilean meet in an expedition through epicenter of Mapuche people in southern Chile. In each of the 7 chapters, the trio will seek the natural beauties, sustainable initiatives and threats to region’s natural and cultural heritage of the region. Self-management and inexperience are the learning method and broadening of consciousness, the objective.

Director: Christian Borgeaud Salazar / Producer: Christian Borgeaud, Alejandro Merola, Leandro Eljall, Claudia Rojas / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Christian Borgeaud Salazar, Leandro Andrés Eljall Qüesta, Alejandro Martín Merola Russo / Production company: Wallmapu a Pedales / Country: Chile, Argentina / Genre: Environment, Current Issues, Culture / Duration: 25' / Episodes: 7 / Format: Full HD / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

We the stones

by Álvaro Torres Crespo

Costa Rica, Mexico

Creative Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

73´

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Even though the Government expelled them from their lands in the name of ecological preservation 40 years ago, a group of panners keep searching the rivers for gold, deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. Their living as modern pariahs shows their fight for survivance, and questions the country’s conservationist fame.

Director: Álvaro Torres Crespo / Producer: Amaya Izquierdo / Commercial contact for DocMontevideo: Andrea Moreno, Amaya Izquierdo / Production companies: Betta Films / Teonanacatl Audiovisual / Country: Costa Rica, Mexico / Genre: Creative Documentary, Environment, Social Issues / Duration: 73´ / Format: ProRes 444, ProRes 422 HQ, H264 a 25Mbps Estéreo. / Language: Spanish / Year: 2017

Web: http://www.betta-films.com
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