Documentary week

Documentary week

Documentary Week is a DocMontevideo space for showing films. Every day a new film will be presented by its director or team member and shown. At the end of each film showing is held a participative dialogue between the film makers and members of the audience.

July 21July 22July 23July 24July 25July 26
No Intenso Agora, by João Moreira Salles (Brazil). Sala Zitarrosa, 19:00 hs.Soldado, by Manuel Abramovich (Argentina). Sala Zitarrosa, 19:00 hs.Devil´s Freedom, by Everardo González (Mexico). Sala Zitarrosa, 19:00 hs.Memory Exercises, by Paz Encina (Argentina, Paraguay, France, Germany, Qatar). Sala Zitarrosa, 19:00 hs.The (im)possible oblivion, by Andrés Habegger (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil). Sala Zitarrosa, 19:00 hs.
By the yoke, by Sofía Betarte (Uruguay). Sala Zitarrosa, 21:30 hs.My body is political, by Alice Riff (Brazil). Sala Zitarrosa, 21:00 hs.When the Guns Go Silent, by Natalia Orozco (Colombia, France). Sala Zitarrosa, 20:30 hs.Martírio, by Vincent Carelli (Brazil). Sala Zitarrosa, 20:00 hs. | Free admissionThe Other Side Of The Wall, by Pau Ortiz (Spain, Mexico). Sala Zitarrosa, 21:00 hs.The Grown-Ups, by Maite Alberdi (Chile, Netherlands, France, Colombia). Sala Zitarrosa, 21:00 hs.
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The (im)possible oblivion, by Andrés Habegger (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil). Carmelo Cineclub - Uamá Theatre. 21:00 hs. Free Admission.My body is political, by Alice Riff (Brazil). Carmelo Cineclub - Uamá Theatre. 21:00 hs. Free Admission.My body is political, by Alice Riff (Brazil). Salto - Magna Classroom North Regional. 20:00hs. Free Admission.The (im)possible oblivion, by Andrés Habegger (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil). Salto - Magna Classroom North Regional. 20:00hs. Free Admission.

From the 21st to the 26th of July, we will premiere 11 documentary films in Uruguay. A sample of the best of the Latin American documentary films of 2016 and 2017. Book now your subscription to the Documentary Week. For $ UY650 you will have access to all the films and subsequent debates. You can also get your individual ticket for each movie for $ UY150 in Sala Zitarrosa or Tickantel. With the general accreditation to DocMontevideo you have free access to all the sessions.

Venues:

Sala Zitarrosa (Avda. 18 de julio 1012)

Sala Zavala Muniz Teatro Solís (Buenos Aires 678)

Audiovisual Uruguay NETWORK:

Salto – Magna Room, North Regional (Rivera 1350)

Carmelo Cineclub – Uamá Theatre (Uruguay 214)

 

Uruguayan premiere

Friday

21

In the intense now

19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

João Moreira Salles / Brazil / 2017 / 127 min

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Filmed after the discovery of film material recorded in China in 1966 during the early stages of the Cultural Revolution, No intenso agora speaks of the ephemeral nature of the most intense moments. The scenes shot in that country are combined with archive footage of the 1968 events in France, Czechoslovakia and Brazil. Keeping the tradition of the cinema essay and narrated in the first person, in addition to reflecting on the images, the documentary seeks to analyze who films them, why they do it and what their political context. What can be said about Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro or Beijing looking at the images of that period?

Director: João Moreira Salles / Producer: João Moreira Salles / Production company: Videofilmes / International sales: Videofilmes

Country: Brazil / Year: 2017 / Duration: 127 min / Format: BluRay

Awards and festivals:

Best Film SCAM and Best Soundtrack at Cinéma du Réel Festival, Berlin Film Festival, BAFICI, It’s All True, EDOC Festival, DocAviv Film Festival

Web: www.videofilmes.com.br

Uruguayan preview

Friday

21

By the yoke

21:30 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Sofía Betarte / Uruguay / 2017 / 63 min

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“By the yoke” shows us two families of waste recyclers trying to move on after losing their working tools, which they use for picking up garbage: their horses. Consigned to the margins of Montevideo city, in the intimacy of their homes and through their daily struggle, we meet this moving people, that push their lives uphill, with dignity, a profound optimism and perseverance.

Director: Sofía Betarte / Producer: Pancho Magnou / Production company: Montelona Cine / International sales: Pancho Magnou

Country: Uruguay / Year: 2017 / Duration: 63 min / Format: Full HD

Web: http://montelonacine.com

Uruguayan premiere

Saturday

22

SOLDADO

19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Manuel Abramovich / Argentina / 2017 / 73 min

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A 19-year-old boy decides to join the army. From that day, his life changes completely: he is assigned the drum post in the military band and his new routine combines war training with musical rehearsals. “Soldado” portrays the transformation of a village teenager into an adult full of uncertainties and contradictions and explores the construction of subjectivity in this institution.

Director: Manuel Abramovich / Producer: Gema Juárez Allen, Alejandra Grinschpun / Production company: Gema Films / International sales: Gema Films

Country: Argentina / Year: 2017 / Duration: 73 min / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

Berlin Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Panama International Film Festival, Cinema Look – Curitiba International Film Festival

Web: http://gemafilms.com

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Sofía Straface

Sofía Straface (Argentina). She graduated from ENERC-INCAA and has been working as a sound designer since 2010. She specialized in editing dialogues and foley. She is part of the Argentine Association of Audiovisual Sound (ASA). Among her works as Director of sound are the short film LA REINA by Manuel Abramovich, for which she received a special mention to sound at UNASUR CINE and the sound award at VII International Cinema Window of Recife.

Uruguayan premiere

Saturday

22

My body is political

21:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Alice Riff / Brazil / 2017 / 72 min

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My Body is Political talks about the everyday life of four transgender people who live in poor neighborhoods in São Paulo. The narrative is developed with a mix of their intimate lives and broader social context, raising questions about the brazilian transgender community and their political disputes.

Director: Alice Riff / Producer: Thaisa Valadão / Production company: Studio Riff / International sales: Alice Riff

Country: Brazil / Year: 2017 / Duration: 72 min / Format: MOV, DCP, ProRes

Awards and festivals:

Best Brazilian Feature Film – Look at the Cinema, Visions du Reel – Regard Neud Competition, BAFICI, Look at the Cinema of Curitiba – New Looks, Torino LGBT Film Festival

Web: http://www.facebook.com/meucorpoepolitico

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Alice Riff

Alice Riff, 1984, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in Cinema and Social Sciences (FAAP, USP). In 2017 he premiered his first documentary feature, “My Body is Political” (Visions du Reel – Regard Neuf; BAFICI – Human Rights Competition). He directed the short awards: Let’s Dance Invisible Orchestra (19 ‘, 2016), 100% Bolivian, Bro (13’, 2014); Freestyle City (19 ‘, 2013).

Uruguayan premiere

Sunday

23

Devil´s Freedom

19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Everardo González / Mexico / 2017 / 74 min

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This is a psychological documentary that penetrates the minds of the protagonists of violence, both victims and perpetrators, through interviews that erect the skin. We are partakers of the fears of those who suffer and those who cause death, so much death that shakes the very bowels of society.

Director: Everardo González / Producer: Roberto Garza, Inna Payán / Production company: Animal de Luz, Artegios / International sales: Films Boutique

Country: Mexico / Year: 2017 / Duration: 74 min / Format: DCP, BluRay

Awards and festivals:

Best Mexican Film, Best Latin American Documentary – Guadalajara International Film Festival; Amnesty International Award – Berlin International Film Festival, Cinélatino- Rencontres de Toulouse, AFI Doc Film Festival, Ambulante Film Festival

Web: http://animaldeluz.com/portfolio/la-libertad-del-diablo/

Uruguayan premiere

Sunday

23

When the Guns Go Silent

20:30 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Natalia Orozco / Colombia, France / 2017 / 120 min

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After half a century of war and 8 million victims, the FARC, the oldest guerrilla in the world, agree to start a peace dialogue with its historic enemy: the Colombian State. Together they fight the toughest battle, the final one: the battle for peace.

Director: Natalia Orozco / Producer: Natalia Orozco, Christine Camdessus, Serge Gordey, Julián Giraldo / Production company: Pulso Mundo (Colombia), Alegria Productions (France), RCNTV (Colombia) / International sales: Cineplex

Country: Colombia, France / Year: 2017 / Duration: 120 min / Format: HD

Awards and festivals:

Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival, Cinéatatino Rencontres de Toulouse, Colombian Film Festival Berlin: “Panorama Colombia”, DocsBarcelona

Web: https://www.facebook.com/silenciofusiles/

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Natalia Orozco

Natalia Orozco, Colombia, documentalist and journalist, Director and Screenwriter of documentaries and journalistic investigative reports on international and human rights issues among them: Guantanamo, until when? (2011) and Gypsies, citizens without homeland (2013), as well as the documentary “Benghazi, beyond the armed front”. Two-year winner of the Simón Bolivar National Journalism Award (2010 and 2012)

Uruguayan premiere | Free admission

Monday

24

Martírio

20:00 HS / Sala Zavala Muniz

Vincent Carelli, co-directed by Tita and Ernesto de Carvalho / Brazil / 2016 / 162 min

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The great reclaiming march for the sacred Guarani Kaiowá territories through Vincent Carelli’s filming, who recorded the birthplace of the movement in the 1980s. Twenty years later, touched by the successive massacres reports, Carelli searches the origins of this genocide, a conflict of disproportionate forces: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guarani Kaiowá against the powerful apparatus of agribusiness.

Director: Vincent Carelli, co-directed by Tita and Ernesto de Carvalho / Producer: Olívia Sabino / Production company: Papo Amarelo, Vídeo nas Aldeias / International sales: Rafaella Ruiz

Country: Brazil / Year: 2016 / Duration: 162 min / Format: DCP, AppleProRes, H264

Awards and festivals:

Best Film Audience Award and Special Jury Prize – 49th Brasilia Film Festival, Best Brazilian Documentary – 40th São Paulo International Film Festival, Best Latin American Feature at 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival; 14th FesCine Amazônia, 13th Ivinhema Valley Film Festival, Aldeia SP – Indigenous Cinema Biennial, 18th Kinoarte Cinema Festival, XII International Panorama Cinema Thing, Cinéma du Réel, San Cristóbal de las Casas International Film Festival, PLANET .doc Festival

Web: https://www.facebook.com/martiriofilme/

Uruguayan premiere

Tuesday

25

Memory Exercises

19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Paz Encina / Argentina, Paraguay, France, Germany, Qatar / 2016 / 72 min

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Between 1954 and 1989, Paraguay suffered one of the longest dictatorships in latin America. Agustín Goiburú, the most important political opponent to the Stroessner regime, disappeared in 1976 in Paraná, Argentina, where he was exiled. 35 years later, his three children, come back to the place of exile… A come back to their memory. This is how we begin an intimate memory exercise, telling the story of a whole country.

Director: Paz Encina / Producer: Constanza Sanz Palacios / Production company: El Silencio Cine, Constanza Sanz Palacios Films, MPM Film, Autentika Films, Doha Film Institute / International sales: MPM Film

Country: Argentina, Paraguay, France, Germany, Qatar / Year: 2016 / Duration: 72 min / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

Best Director, Best Film – Cartagena International Film Festival; San Sebastian International Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, MoMa, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel, Filming in Latin America, Brasilia International Film Festival, International Film Festival Of Sao Paulo.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/ejerciciosdememoria/

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Paz Encina

Paz Encina (Paraguay). Born in Asuncion, the filmmaker and writer Paz Encina studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. She directed several short films and with his long debut, “Hamaca paraguaya” (2006), received the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Uruguayan premiere

Tuesday

25

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL

21:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Pau Ortiz / Spain, Mexico / 2017 / 68 min

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Ale (18) and Rocio’s (13) relationship is faced with the greatest challenge possible when their mother is imprisoned under dubious charges. They have to act as father and mother to their two younger siblings.Initially they promise to help each other and keep their family together until their mother is released. But as undocumented Honduran immigrants their right to live, work and study in Mexico was already under threat.

Director: Pau Ortiz / Producer: María Nova López, Emiliano Altuna, Tatiana García, Carlos Rossini / Production company: Intactes - Bambú Audiovisual / International sales: Intactes Film

Country: Spain, Mexico / Year: 2017 / Duration: 68 min / Format: Apple ProRes

Awards and festivals:

Best International Feature Film – HotDocs, Jury Special Mention – Málaga Festival, Latitude Prize – DocBarcelona; Ambulance Festival

Web: http://intactes.com/es/

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Pau Ortiz

Pau Ortiz (Spain) is documentary director and editor. After specializing in documentary direction at the Catalan Film School (ESCAC) he received a scholarship at the Quebec Film School. His style is characterized by his fascination with human relationships. As a director, he always tries to capture the human angle of things. His passion is to tell stories that empower his characters and promote social change.

Uruguayan premiere

Wednesday

26

The (im)possible oblivion

19:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Andrés Habegger / Argentina, Mexico, Brazil / 2016 / 86 min

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A father kidnapped and disappeared in Brazil in 1978. A political activist, almost a hero victim of Latin America´s military violence during the 70s. A child who lived with this absence most of his life. A story of forgetfulness. A present filled with history.

Director: Andrés Habegger / Producer: Felicitas Raffo, Andrés Longares, Andrés Habegger / Production company: Cepa Audiovisual / International sales: Primer Plano Film Group

Country: Argentina, Mexico, Brazil / Year: 2016 / Duration: 86 min / Format: DCP, BluRay

Awards and festivals:

DocBuenosAires (Argentina), It’s All True (Brazil)

Web: http://cepacine.com/gallery/el-imposible-olvido/

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Andrés Habegger

Andrés Habegger (Argentina) studied Communication Research at the UBA and Cinematographic Direction at CERC (INCAA). He directed the documentaries “(h) everyday stories”, “When the saints are marching”, “Final Image”, the collective film “D-humans” and “Cirquera” co-directed with Diana Rutkus. He also participated in various collective feature films.

Uruguayan premiere

Wednesday

26

THE GROWN-UPS

21:00 HS / Sala Zitarrosa

Maite Alberdi / Chile, Netherlands, France, Colombia / 2016 / 82 min

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A group of friends with Down syndrome have attended the same school for over 40 years, they’re aging and they have not been allowed to live adulthood on their own.

Director: Maite Alberdi / Producer: Maite Alberdi / Production company: Micromundo Producciones / International sales: Micromundo Producciones

Country: Chile, Netherlands, France, Colombia / Year: 2016 / Duration: 82 min / Format: DCP

Awards and festivals:

EDA Award Best Female Director Film – IDFA 2016, Zeno Mountain Award – Miami International Film Festival 2017, Best Latin American Film – É Tudo Verdade 2017, TV3 Best Film Award – DocsBarcelona 2017; Sydney Film Festival, DocvilleFonk, Hot Docs, Doc Lounge Scandinavia, Time Documentary Festival, Visions du Réel, Edinburgh Film Festival, London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc / Fest, Cleveland Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary, False, Cartagena Film Festival, FICG Guadalajara, Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse, BAFICI.

Web: http://thegrown-ups.com

After the exhibition, open dialog with:

Maite Alberdi

Chilean Director. In 2011 she premiered at IDFA her first and noted feature film The Lifeguard. In 2014 she premiered Tea Time and received 12 international prizes. In 2016 her shortfilm I´m not from here received 15 prizes and was nominated for European Film awards. In 2017 she premiered The Grown-Ups that has been shown in over 80 Film Festivals.

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