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8 films in package
My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.
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Of Memory and Debris
An intimate portrait of the director’s grandparents back in Venezuela: Ababo scrapes the sewers of a gold processing factory, and Opa struggles with solitude after losing his wife to Alzheimer’s.
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Quan is a stubborn but mature 11-year-old. One day, coming home from school, he witnesses something that makes him question his family’s dynamics.
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In present day Queens, New York, a Turkish gravedigger is unable to face a shattering truth, and risks losing the dearest connection left in his life.
Mass Ave
Over a day of landscaping work, a first generation African American and his immigrant father have their tense relationship and different outlooks on life transformed irreversibly when they are racially profiled by police.
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The Name of the Son
Lucho, a 13-year-old trans boy, doesn't usually share much time with his father. When he goes on vacation with him and his younger sister, the new closeness and daily life put their relationship to the test.
A teenage girl reckons with love and loss as her mother battles a dangerous disease. A story about the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, Beautiful explores the transformative power of resilience.
A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
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Stories of complex family dynamics.

Films: KKUM; Of Memory and Debris; Dinner; Leylak; Mass Ave; The Name of the Son; Beautiful; Heartland

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Of Memory and Debris is an intimate portrait of the director’s grandparents, who remained in Venezuela after the majority of their families fled from the political and economic crisis. Ababo scrapes the sewers of an abandoned gold processing factory, and Opa struggles with solitude after losing his wife to Alzheimer’s.

Heartland Film Alumni: La Soledad, 2017

In Spanish, with English subtitles.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Venezuela, France, Canada
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Documentary Short
  • Director
    Rodrigo Michelangeli
  • Screenwriter
    Rodrigo Michelangeli
  • Producer
    Jorge Thielen Armand, Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais, Rodrigo Michelangeli
  • Executive Producer
    La Faena Films
  • Cast
    Luis Rivas Larrazábal, Maritza Sosa, Noemí Peñaloza, Jaime Tugues, Fabiana Briceño