11 - 19 November 2011
Miradas del sur. Documental argentino

Parallel Sections

Visions from the South:
Argentinean Documentary

Documentary filmmaking has come on leaps and bounds in Argentina in recent decades, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and has been acclaimed at numerous international festivals and picked up an impressive clutch of awards.

Young filmmakers, many of whom have passed through film schools or workshops, continue to add fresh insight to their country’s strong documentary tradition by experimenting with different languages, exploring the individual and collective present and creating discourses anchored in historical contexts and their social crises to revamp tales told through the medium of film.

In this section we present a small sample of the complex and fascinating work being done by these filmmakers. Once again we have teamed up with Cine Ojo, one of the leading production companies for creating, producing and distributing independent documentaries in Argentina.

In collaboration with Casa Amèrica Catalunya.

Miradas del sur. Documental argentino

Selected Films

Fotografías (Photographs)
Andrés Di Tella (Argentina)

Pulqui, un instante en la patria de la felicidad (Pulqui, a Moment in the Native Land of Happiness)
Alejandro Fernández Mouján (Argentina)

Caja cerrada (Closed Box)
Martín Solá (Argentina / Spain)

Parador Retiro (Retiro Shelter)
Jorge Leandro Colás (Argentina)

Carmen Guarini (Argentina)

La palabra empeñada (The Given Word)
Juan Pablo Ruiz, Martín Masetti (Argentina)