As the worldwide pandemic highlighted the vulnerability of the creative arts sector as well as its invaluable contribution, this year the main programme explores Art as a Need in 11 feature length documentaries which also challenge stereotypes surrounding society’s notion of artists.
The Festival, which has consistently celebrated equality, diversity and accessibility as its core values, will apply them even further when bringing this years’ festival to life since all the feature-length films in the main programme will include subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and the opening film will also have an audio description available.
Amongst these documentaries, we highlight those with Mexican participation:
Map of Latin American Dreams / (Mapa de los sueños Latino Americanos)
Between 1992 and 2013 the Argentine artist, Martín Weber, photographed with intensity and intimacy Latin America, asking people to write their dreams with chalk on a wooden board. Decades later, he wondered if any of those wishes had been fulfilled. This film is a new journey in the search for the same people to give testimony of their lives.
For the last 8 years Martín has filmed through Argentina, Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. On his path he has witnessed the economic, political, social and military violence that mark the continent. Martín ventures beyond the conventional limits of the gaze and enters situations that clearly show the consequences of migrations, and the degradation of the social fabric.
Cinelatino Toulouse 2020
Maricarmen Graue (52) is a cello player; she plays with a rock band, as well as in a chamber orchestra. She is also a music teacher, a writer, and a marathon runner. She lives alone and is completely blind. She copes with her condition by having a biting sense of humour and being fiercely self demanding. Swaying between laughter and a bare-boned meditation on
the act of living, the documentary navigates the
labyrinths surrounding a survivor.
Best Feature Documentary. San Diego Latin Film Festival 2020
There is much more to see in IberoDocs from all over Latin America and Spain.
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