A La Calle


February 12, 2021February 14, 2021
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This program is co-presented by De Groene Amsterdammer

Join us for the exclusive European preview of A La Calle, 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. 


Watch this film at your own pace in anytime between 12-14 February 2021.

This premiere includes exclusive content for ticket holders playable on the streaming platform after the film with:

  • Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Acting Deputy Director Americas Division and Venezuela expert at Human Rights Watch

  • A La Calle Film Director(s)

This event is free of charge, but your kind donation to Human Rights Watch makes it possible for us to continue our work in protecting human rights around the world. Please consider donating the cost of your ticket via this link.

Nelson G. Navarrete, Maxx Caicedo and Producers: Shawna Brakefield-Haase, Marcus Cheek
Country of Production: 
United States
Spanish and English with English subtitles
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.

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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