DocsBarcelona launches a new competitive section which includes a selection of the best documentaries made in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Latitude means -among other things- the full expanse of a country or territory. DocsBarcelona’s latitude gathers the full expanse of DocsBarcelona’s territory: the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
This section will have a specific award to be granted by the jury of DocsBarcelona. The award is sponsored by Antaviana Films and it consists in 3000€ worth of completion work (conformation, graphics, color correction and final deliveries) for the director’s next film.
Opening Today (2015)
In 1990 a group of people came together to create the newspaper Egunkaria, closed down in 2003 due to its presumed connection with ETA. Their enthusiasm laid bare the pessimists who were warning about a lack of readers in the Basque language, as well as a lack of funding and of journalists writing in Euskera.
Moments of Campaing (2015)
A personal portrait of Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa during the 2013 election campaign. We observe a frenzied tour of public events and the duality of a charismatic character during his down-times. A story about contemporary ways of doing politics and their staging.
Through the eyes of a citizen (Laia), we live the success story of Barcelona En Comú. We see its evolution from its first public presentation to create a space of convergence between social movements, community movements, and political actors until its unprecedented victory in the city council’s elections.
Patient is Nubia, a woman who incarnates the courage of all the mothers who care for, fight and protect their children’s’ lives. Despite living anguished by the loss of her daughter, she manages to navigate with admirable firmness the rambling processes of the Colombian health system.
Sex, maracas and chihuahuas (2016)
A cheerful and glamorous biopic of Xavier Cugat’s life. From black and white to colour we are taken on a journey throughout two continents, from Cuba to Barcelona via classic Hollywood and the birth of Las Vegas, with the sound of maracas.
Toni Segarra: Un tipo que escribe anuncios (2016)
A hand. A car window. A landscape. Playing with advertising mechanisms as a narrative device, we reveal one of the best executive creative directors of our times: Toni Segarra. His ads have both influenced and reflected the socio-cultural traits of each era. Be water, my friend.