Street Years

Direction
Year
2013
Country
  • Argentina
Duration
74min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

How will their future be? That is the question photographer Alejandra Grinschpun asked herself when she met four young homeless people during a photography workshop in 1999. Andrés, Rubén, Ismael and Gachi were aged between 12 and 17 at the time. The teenagers spent their nights living in the doorways of a railway station in the centre of Buenos Aires. Being street children, they are completely alone – which means they can also do as they please without ever being kicked out again. In AÑOS DE CALLE, Alejandra Grinschpun follows this quartet over a period of 12 years, meeting up with them in 1999, 2004 and 2011. The film reveals details of unwanted pregnancies, time spent in prison and social separation. But there’s also reason for hope – for example, when Ismael begins giving photography workshops years after finishing his own training. This exceptional, collage-like long-term study documents life on the edge of society and the desperate fight for integration. ZFF

Details

  • Original title
    Años de calle
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alejandra Grinschpun, Laureano Ladislao Gutiérrez
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Melina Terribili
  • Editing
    Valeria Racioppi
  • Music
    Me Darás Mil Hijos
  • Sound
    Luciano Fusetti - Sonomondo
  • Duration
    74 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Argentina
  • Production
      • atomo media
      • Argentina
  • Awards
    • 15 BAFICI - Competencia Derechos Humanos, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • 15º International Film Festival on Human Rights DerHumALC - PREMIO A MEJOR PELICULA ARGENTINA Y PREMIO A MEJOR DOCUMENTAL NACIONAL.
    • Mendoza Proyecta: Competencia- PREMIO ESPECIAL INCAA TV Y PREMIO ESPECIAL DEL JURADO.
    • 35º Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano – La Habana – Competencia Oficial Documental
    • 9º Zurich Film Festival – Competencia Internacional Documental.
    • 35º Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia Competencia Internacional Documental.
    • Festival Mendoza Proyecta: PREMIO INCAA TV MEJOR PELÍCULA.
    • Festival Tucumán Cine "Gerardo Vallejo": PREMIO MEJOR PELÍCULA.
    • Film del Festival Internacional de Cine del Latin American Studies Association - LASA - AWARD OF MERIT
    • Argentores: PREMIO MEJOR GUIÓN DOCUMENTAL 2014.
    • 3º International Crime and Punishment Film Festival – Selección Oficial – Estambul, Turquía.
    • 8º SLAFF - Sidney Latin American Film Festival – Competencia Internacional Documental.
    • 3º Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos "Tenemos que ver" Montevideo, Uruguay. Competencia Internacional Documental.
    • 10º MARFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Mar del Plata, Sección Un lugar en el mundo.

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