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The creation process of a documentary film

Friday, May 28, Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30.

From 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. hs

Free and open to the public (advance registration required).
Virtual format.

By Javier Corcuera Andrino

The workshop develops each one of the stages necessary for the construction of a documentary film. Javier Corcuera will screen a film on each class (La espalda del mundo, Invierno en Bagdad and La guerrilla de la memoria), which will allow him to discuss the technical, authorial or narrative solutions he resorted too, as well as those he discarded.

The activity is developed as a deep reflection emphasizing on the process of the creation of a documentary.

Organized by the Embassy of Canada in Argentina and the International Human Rights Film Festival, FICDH.

Javier Corcuera Andrino
(Lima, Peru, 1967) is a director and a documentary screenwriter who has also worked on numerous shorts and TV documentaries. Among his extensive and greatly awarded filmography, we can find his first feature La Espalda del Mundo (2000), telling three stories about violations to human rights in USA, Turkey and Peru;  La guerrilla de la memoria (2002), where he flashbacks to the past and portraits a forgotten piece of Spanish history; Invierno en Bagdad (2005), a film shot before, during and after the American occupation in Iraq, Invisibles, a collective film produced by Javier Bardem and made along directors such as Win Wenders, Fernando León or Isabel Coixet, where Javier directs the chapter “La voz de las piedras”, about the Colombia conflict;  Sigo siendo (Kachkaniraqmi) (2013), a journey through the Peruvian Amazonia, coast and highlands through its popular music. His last film, El viaje de Javier Heraud (2019), centered around the life and the work of the Peruvian poet, was granted its production by the Peruvian Minister of Culture. He is currently finishing the edition of his next feature film, No somos nada, a musical documentary telling the story of the Spanish punk band La Polla Records and following them on their last international tour.

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