SHORT FILM MADE IN ASUNCION AND THE GATE OF DREAMS WERE DISPLAYED IN THE 29TH MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

December 2nd, 2014
CINEMA WITH NEIGHBORS
 
Filmmakers Fabio Junco and Julio Midú presented the achievements of the partnership between INCAA and Cinema with Neighbors Foundation before the secretaries of culture of all provinces. Thus, together with the Management of Federal Action INCAA spoke about the prolific experience called Cinema Express workshops, conducted over the past five years in more than 120 neighborhoods, towns and cities of Argentina and other countries, highlighting the " INCAA Cinema with Neighbors" which allowed them to cross the six regions of the neighboring country. In Nachman room Auditorium of Mar del Plata, Cinema with Neighbors Foundation was invited along with other groups to exhibit two of their newly produced short films. The coordinator of the event, Liliana Amate, INCAA Short Area, was responsible for the presentation of short films produced in Asuncion, and in Esquel, Chubut, led by Fabio Junco and Julio Midú. The film which was held in Asuncion entitled BACK. Production is carried out under We make Cinema in my Neighborhood 2014 , one of the pillars of the Extension Program: Asuncion-Cinema of the 23rd International Film Festival Paraguay 2014, as part of working together for the second consecutive year was later thanks to an agreement between the Cinema with Neighbors Foundation and Paraguay Cinematheque Foundation. It represents the Workshop Cinema Express that was dictated by Junco and Midú on their way through Asuncion at the end of August and a joint production with the residents of Tacumbú Neighborhood who were at that time temporarily in RI 14th Infantry Division. The short film filmed fiction recounts the difficulties experienced by residents of a poor neighborhood devastated by the flooding of the Paraguay River.
 
TRIBUTE TO AUGUSTO ROA BASTOS
 
Moreover, with the work GATE OF DREAMS, the almost full Paseo del Cine de Mar del Plata Auditorium, was thrilled to meet Augusto Roa Bastos, immortalized in the film of the Paraguayan filmmaker Hugo Gamarra. The multiawarded film of 1998, mixture of documentary and fiction, was applauded and appreciated by the public and authorities of Mar del Plata Festival, who dedicated a tribute to Augusto Roa Bastos writer, with the screening of seven films scripted by the famous Paraguayan writer plus The Gate of Dreams starring and narrated by himself. The tribute included the publication of the article My reflections about Screenplay Film donated by the Cervantes Prize to Paraguay Cinematheque Foundation in 1990, published twice in Paraguay and now for the first time in Argentina. The monographic publication includes the logos of Paraguay Cinematheque Foundation and the Foundation Augusto Roa Bastos, entities cooperating in the realization of this tribute, originally proposed last year by Hugo Gamarra, President of the Paraguay Cinematheque Foundation to José Martínez S., President of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
 
At start of the presentation, the Paraguayan director told to the audience some details that marked the pre-production, filming and post-production of the film. He also mentioned that, "The intention was to make a work that lasts, a work for posterity, so it is very metaphorical, very open, no dates, no events or stories that are ticking even when they were shot; on the contrary, we seek the timelessness of his thought, universality too. What also we wanted from the beginning, and it was what convinced Augustus lend for this, which is to help us make known Paraguay through hm".