by Juliana Fanjul / Switzerland, México / 2019
Mexico, March 2015. Carmen Aristegui, incorruptible journalist, is fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. But Carmen continues her fight: raising awareness and fighting against misinformation. The film tells the story of this essential quest.
Director: Juliana Fanjul / Producer: Philipe Coeytaux, Nicolás Wadimoff / Production company: Akka Films, Cactus Docs / Cinematography: Jérôme Colin / Edition: Yaël Bitton / Sound: Carlos Ibáñez-Díaz / Music: Marc Parazon / International sales: Nevena Milašinović - Sweet Spot Docs: +387 65 373 261 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Country: Switzerland, México / Year: 2019 / Duration: 79'Awards and festivals:
SIMA Awards 2020 The Best Edited Documentary Feature – Gilda Vieira de Mello Prize by the Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation at FIFDH. IDFA, FICUNAM, FICG, This Human World Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Ambulante, Solothurn Film Festival, FIPADOC, FIFDH Geneva, Tempo FF, DOK.fest Munich.
Q&A with the director
Born in Mexico in 1981. Received BA in Visual Communication. Attended EICTV (International Cinema and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños), documentary department. Worked as a director’s assistant. 2011 Exchange programme to live in Switzerland. 2012-14 Masters in Cinema Studies, a joint programme between ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) and HEAD (Haute École d’Art et Design) in Geneva.