This year and for the first time ever, the [FICDH] launched its own streaming platform to deliver festival content through the website http://www.imd-stream.org (available for users located in Argentina only), featuring 53 films in total.
We had the honor to host guests, relevant personalities, activists, filmmakers and others in our virtual venue, where everyone got to interact as part of our Special Activities throughout the Festival.
This year, our goal was to give more visibility to people who migrate for economic or cultural reasons, fleeing discrimination or persecution, as well as refugees from armed conflict, environmental hazards, and those who inherit socio-territorial attachments. Overall, we have placed particular emphasis on stories of resilience and cultural resistance by indigenous peoples, afro-descendant communities, LGBTIQ+ persons, women and children.
In terms of dissemination, we were featured in over 30 media outlets, including Televisión Pública, Telesur, Página/12, Télam, Infobae, FiloNews, Radio Nacional, Haciendo Cine, and Perfil. We also had other media support through social organizations, grassroots media outlets, specialized bloggers, digital magazines and social media influencers who also contributed to sharing information on the [FICDH].
Los Lobos | Dir. Samuel Kishi Leopo (MX)
La Llorona | Dir. Jayro Bustamante (GT)
Josep | Dir. Aurel (FR)
María Nela Lebeque Hay (CU), Pedro Lijerón Vargas (BO), Claudia Rodríguez Valencia (COL)
Sangro | Dir. Tiago Minamisawa (BR)
Atordado Eu Permaneço Atento, | Dirs. Henrique Amud & Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos (BR)
De aquí y de allá | Dir. Melisa Liebenthal (ARG)
Sukina Aali-Taleb (ESP), Claudia Vázquez Haro (PE), Stefan Verna (CA)
Madre Luna | Dir. Daysi Burbano H. (EC)
Érase una vez en Venezuela -Congo Mirador de Anabel Rodríguez Ríos (VE),
La Vocera | Dir. Luciana Kaplan (MEX)
Patricia Bustamante Quintero (CL), Melina Sábnchez Rincón (COL), Jenny Patricia Yallico Y. (EC))
Primer premio: Sangro | Dirs. Tiago Minamisawa, Bruno H Castro, Guto (BR).
Cause of death | Dir. Jyoti Mistry (ZA).
Esquirlas | Dir. Natalia Garayalde (ARG).
Érase una vez Venezuela -Congo Mirador | Dir. Anabel Rodríguez Ríos (VE), de la Competencia Oficial de Documentales Latinoamericanos.
FIRST HONORABLE MENTION:
La vocera | Dir. Luciana Kaplan (MEX)
SECOND HONORABLE MENTION:
Madre Luna | Dir. Daysi Burbano H (EC).
International Feature Films Official Competition:
La Llorona | Dir. Jayro Bustamante (GT)
International Short and Medium-Length Films Official Competition:
Memorias dignidad: Las paredes no callan | Dir. Claudio Meza Diaz (CL)
Latin American Documentary Films Official Competition:
El ritual del alcaucil | Dir. Ximena González (ARG)
Los gritos | Dir. Colectivo Silbando Bembas (ARG)
Discussion: Migrant Feminisms
The aim of this meeting was to reflect upon the link between feminisms and migrant identities in Argentina, discussing necessary strategies to build a more just, revolutionary society.
Expressions of the African Diaspora + Performance by Colectivo Kukily
The history of Latin America is also that of the African diaspora, marked by discrimination, racism, stigmatization and exclusion. However, African American culture is movement, body, voice, color and fight.
Workshop: The Creation Process of a Documentary Film, by Javier Corcuera Andrino
This workshop covered each and every stage necessary in the development of a documentary film.
Master Class - Black Cinema: History & Aesthetic, by Stefan Verna
Dialogue: Freedom of the Press in Western Sahara, with Ana Cacopardo and Ahmed Ettanji
This interview helped to draw attention to the Western Sahara conflict and discuss in depth the work of reporters amidst media censorship.
Online exhibition: Migration is a Right - CELS - Center for Legal and Social Studies
An interactive, online exhibition featuring pictures by 22 amateur and professional photographers from different countries in the region, selected among over 190 works submitted to the contest “Memoria fotográfica: migraciones y DDHH en América del Sur”(Photographic memory: migration and human rights in South America), an initiative by CELS (Center for Legal and Social Studies).
Meeting with directors and protagonists
For this edition of the Festival, the protagonists of different films in the Official Selection joined in for a discussion with experts from a variety of fields around the subject of migrant identities as seen through different perspectives.
Knowing the transformative power of film, our goal is to share thought-provoking content that not only enables awareness-raising among the young, their families, educators and social environment but also foster a networking of knowledge and practices giving some hope to this generation.
Our Schools section aims at promoting dialogue and critical reflection from a human rights approach among young students.
Over 20 schools from the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires were part of the 19th FICDH. Additionally, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Youth and Memory program with a special selection of films.
For the first time ever, the International Human Rights Film Festival, together with Unicef Argentina, developed a survey about migrants with the aim to gather the views of teenagers and young adults on issues that most matter to them, promoting citizen engagement.
The Power of My Dreams, an excerpt from the Girl Rising “Explorar Más” (Exploring more) Program, facilitated by Elisabetta Bianchin
Youth and Memory panel
Following an introduction of the program, its main features and goals, a conversation with teachers from different institutions within the program ensued, in order to discuss and share experiences and challenges faced by students in their productions.
Acting workshop for kids and adolescents facilitated by Eugenia Levin and Sabrina Blanco
Acting and film acting direction exercises and activities were conducted to enhance knowledge on how to guide actors and actresses in their job.
Workshop: Western Sahara – Girl Rising: cinema as a fighting tool. Facilitated by Ahmed Moh Lamin and Richard E. Robbins