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Chocobar (working title)

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Producers Benjamin Domenech, Joslyn Barnes, Santiago Galleli, Matias Roveda

Synopsis

Javier Chocobar was shot fighting the removal of his indigenous community from their ancestral land in Argentina. His death appeared in a video on YouTube. This documentary unravels the 500 years of “reason” that led to this shooting, both with a gun and a camera, and contextualizes it in the system of land tenure that emerged across Latin America.

About The Team

Lucrecia Martel (Director) was born and lives in Argentina. Her work has been embraced by the international film community since her landmark debut in 2001 with La Ciénaga (The Swamp). She went on to write and direct La Niña Santa (2004, The Holy Girl), La Mujer Sin Cabeza (2008, The Headless Woman), and Zama (2017), all of which have won awards all over the world. Her films have been critically acclaimed and distributed widely, premiering at top tier international film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, New York, Rotterdam and around the world. Retrospectives of her work have been widely exhibited in prestigious institutions including Harvard, Berkeley, the London Tate Museum. She has taken part in the official juries of Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam and has been invited to give master classes around the world.

María Alché (Writer) studied Philosophy at Buenos Aires University (UBA) and graduated with a BA degree from the Institute of Film and Audio Visual Experimentation (ENERC). In 2008, she played the lead actress in The Holy Girl. Since then, Alché has collaborated with Lucrecia Martel on several projects. Since 2005, she has directed several short films and producer photographic work for which she has received awards worldwide. Her films have been in competition in various film festivals around the world, garnering awards. She has mentored actors and directed workshops at ENERC, among other institutions. Her first feature film as a director, Familia Inmersiva premiered in 2018.

Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Galleli, Matías Roveda – REI CINE (ARGENTINA) (Producers)  Established in Buenos Aires, Rei Cine stands as a home for groundbreaking filmmakers in Latin America, committed to all creative stages, addressing international audiences. Past credits include: The Queen of Fear by Valeria Bertuccelli (2018, Sundance Film Festival); Zama by Lucrecia Martel (2017, Venice International Film Festival); Hunting Season by Natalia Garagiola (2017, Venice); Los Perros by Marcela Said (2017, Cannes Film Festival); The Theatre of Disappearance by Adrián Villar Rojas (2017, Berlinale); Madly by Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska & others (2016, Toronto International Film Festival); History of Fear by Benjamin Naishtat (2014, Berlinale); Kill Me Please by Anita Rocha da Silveira (2015, Venice International Film Festival); Sand Dollars and Carmita by Laura Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas; Leones by Jazmín López (2012, Venice); and Villegas  by Gonzalo Tobal (2012, Cannes).

Joslyn Barnes – LOUVERTURE FILMS (US) (Producer) is a writer and producer. Among the feature films Barnes has been involved with producing since co-founding Louverture Films are: Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives and Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), White Sun (Deepak Rauniyar), Zama (Lucrecia Martel) and Capernaum (Nadine Labaki). Among the documentaries are: Trouble the Water (Tia Lessin & Carl Deal), Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 and Concerning Violence (Göran Hugo Olsson), The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki), House in the Fields (Tala Hadid), Strong Island (Yance Ford), Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross). Forthcoming documentaries include Angels Are Made Of Light (James Longley) and Aquarela (Victor Kossakovsky). In 2017, Barnes was the recipient of the Cinereach Producer Award and the Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producer Award. In 2018, she won the Emmy® Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, and in 2018 and 2019 earned Oscar® Nominations for Best Documentary Feature.

Chocobar (working title) is a Cinereach grantee.