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MAP OF LATIN AMERICAN DREAMS

(MAPA DE SUEÑOS LATINOAMERICANOS)

Between 1992 and 2013 the Argentine artist, Martín Weber, photographed people in Latin America and asked them to write their dreams with chalk on a wooden board.

Decades later, he wondered if any of those wishes had been fulfilled. This film is a new journey in the search for the same people to give testimony from their lives. For the last 8 years, Martín has filmed in Argentina, Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. During his trip, he witnessed the economic, political, social and military violence that mark the continent.

Martín shows the consequences of migration and the degradation of the social fabric. His experiences reveal the fractures and gaps in the dreams portrayed and the struggle between hope and despair, between emigration and remaining home.

THE FILMMAKER

Martín Weber is a multimedia artist. "Map of Latin American Dreams", his first film has won in 2020 Prix Documentaire CINÉLATINO/Toulouse and Menção Honrosa/BIFF. The film also received the support of Emcine/Mexico, Sørfond/Norway and INCAA/Argentina. In 2019 Weber received the International Award in Photography by CRAF, in 2018 the Magnum Foundation Fund and in 2016 the Grand Prize on Installations and Alternative Media in Argentina. He also received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation (1998), Prince Claus (2004), Silver Eye Award (2008), No Strings Foundation (2005), Hasselblad (2001/99'), The Klemm Foundation (1999), Fondo Nacional de las Artes (2016/14/96) and Patronage (2019/17/16/15/14). He participated in artist residencies at MAC and D21 (Santiago, Chile-2014), CPW (Woodstock-004), Light Work (Syracuse-2002), IASPIS (Stockholm-1998). Widely exhibited, his work was featured in books like “Map of Latin American Dreams” (2018) and “Echoes from the Interior” (2011).

FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Best Documentary Feature Seattle Latino Film Festival
Best Documentary Toulouse Latin American Film Festival
Best Mexican Documentary Feature Guanajuato Int’l Film Festival
Jury Prize at Ismailia Film Festival
Special Mention Semana De Cine De Lugo
Best Int’l Documentary El Ícaro Festival Int’l de Cine en Centroamérica
Jury Prize Brasília International Film Festival
Winner Contemporary Contest Festival del Cinema Ibero-Latino Americano di Trieste
Cinelatino Recontes du Toulouse
The Bogota Independent Film Festival
Festival de Cinema Latino-Americano de São Paulo
Hong Kong International Documentary Film Festival
Festival FILMAR en América Latina
Oslo Films From The South Film Festival
Festival Film Dokumenter
The Florianópolis Audiovisual Mercosur Film Festival and Forum
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Censurados Film Festival
Festival del Cinema Ibero-Latino Americano di Trieste
Santo Domingo Global Film Festival
Guayaquil International Film Festival
Wellington Film Festival

MAP OF LATIN AMERICAN DREAMS (MAPA DE SUEÑOS LATINOAMERICANOS)

Catalog # EPF16045 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-85-0 ● UPC: 6-82086-16045-0 ● NTSC

92 Minutes ● Copyright 2020 ● Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, English Subtitles