A La Calle

Screenings

February 18, 2021February 22, 2021
12:01 AM11:59 PM /
Toronto
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QA Session with the Filmmaker
February 18, 2021
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QA Session with the Filmmaker

A La Calle is a first-hand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. This is the first time this documentary will be shown in Europe. Maduro’s corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into a human rights, political, economic, and humanitarian crisis. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, grassroots activist Nixon Leal, as well as several other citizens whose situations exemplify Venezuela’s profound crisis. The film reveals brutal abuses suffered by opponents and critics, including politically motivated arrests and torture. It also shows the dire humanitarian situation that affects millions of Venezuelans, who are going hungry and face a crippled health system that is unable to provide the most basic care. A La Calle captures the remarkable courage of the Venezuelan people as they unite to restore liberty, fundamental rights, and the rule of law to their country.

Live Zoom Discussion to follow screening.

Watch at your own pace anytime between Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2021, or join us and watch-along before the live Q&A
February 18, 2021
3pm (PST) / 6pm (EST) : Press play and begin watching the film.
4:50pm (PST) / 7:50pm (EST): Grab a quick snack and refill your beverage
5pm (PST) / 8pm (EST) : Join us for the live Q&A on Zoom

 

 

Filmmaker(s): 
Maxx Caicedo and Nelson G. Navarrete
Country of Production: 
United States
Year: 
2021
110m
Language(s): 
Spanish, Fully subtitled in English
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Nelson Navarrete
Director/ Producer

NELSON G. NAVARRETE (Director/Producer) was raised in Caracas, Venezuela, until the age of 15, when his family fled the country in the face of mounting political upheaval. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, where he received a B.A. in cinema. After graduating, Navarrete returned to Venezuela, where his groundbreaking music videos and short films helped shape the visual aesthetics of his generation. Collaborating with some of the most influential Latino rappers, including Canserbero and Lil Supa, he built an expansive network of creative partners including directors Scott Lazer and Miguel Ferrer and photographer Claudio Napolitano. Navarrete has filmed in numerous international locations including Cambodia, Japan and Venezuela. He is the co-founder of digital production company Vitamin, whose clients include Samsung, Skype and Universal. A La Calle is Navarrete’s first feature documentary. Given the political nature of the film and the impending threat of the Venezuelan military and government, he is currently unable to return to his family in Venezuela.  

Maxx Caicedo
Director/ Producer

MAXX CAICEDO (Director/Producer) leads business development as chief marketing officer of digital production company Vitamin, whose clients include Microsoft, HBO and Change.org. A second-generation Colombian-American, Caicedo studied at Tufts University, where he received his B.A. in political science and English literature before entering the Peace Corps to teach English and biology in Mozambique. In 2012, Caicedo joined Lake Research Partners as a political consultant representing Senator Mark Begich (Alaska), Congressman Jerry McNerney (California) and Congressman Michael Honda (California). He went on to partner with Essential Access Health to win the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Condom Grant in 2015. A La Calle is Caicedo’s first feature documentary.  

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