Violence in Mexico escalated when the war on drugs began and is out of control. Now the culture of violence for easy money is corrupting young people. His latest film deals impressionistically with the ghosts and living metaphors which haunt this ‘surreal and melodramatic country’.
Cinema as a document or cinema as exploitation? The responsibility of cinema and TV series in stunting public debate, and encouraging a culture of easy money. Making a biographical film while close to death, his life really passed in front of his eyes. Graham Douglas His latest film […]
The well-known film director talks about the unsteady history of cinema in Colombia. Beginning in his native city of Cali he was part of the renaissance that began in the ‘60s with the Caliwood movement. He talks about the fine line in his work between fiction and documentary, described by the controversial term ‘mockumentary’.
These are the stories of people convicted of minor crimes and deported to their place of birth in the Azores, which many left as young children. Deported hours after sentences completed, refused permission to say goodbye to families, or refused entry after a holiday, all because they didn’t apply for […]
Shocked that immigrants were again living in shanties, near Paris, José began to follow the Romanian and Roma people. Taking photos for them, led to making films, and being invited to Romania. He talks about giving voice to migrants through films made on a shoestring budget. Graham Douglas […]