Terms AND conditions 2017
winnings movies
national competency
international competency
Honorable mention
SURIRE / Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff / CHILE/ 80 MIN. The saltpan of Surire is located in the Chilean highlands at 4300 metres above sea level, along the border with Bolivia. In its surroundings live a handful of elders, the last remaining aymara people in the area. The machinery of a mine site roaming through the landscape, intertwined with flamingos, vicuñas and llamas, serves as backdrop. SURIRE is a film that, mastering observation and cinematographic language, depicts this unique space in which natural beauty, human absurdity and culture decline coexist.
CASTORES la invasión del fin del mundo/ pablo chehebar/CHILE/ 80 MIN. In 1940 twenty canadian beavers were introduced in the Isla Grande of Tierra del Fuego, a territory shared by Argentina and Chile in the southernmost tip of the continent. The purpose was to develop a leather industry. The project failed, and the beaver, free from natural predators, rapidly expanded like a plague (to as many as 150.000 individuals) to other islands in the region, causing the massive destruction of local species and risking every forest and lake in Patagonia.
GREEN (Francia, 48 min.),  Patrick Rouxel
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Green is the name of a female orangutan that founds herself alone immerse in a world she doesn’t belong to, victim and affected by deforestation and resources exploitation. The film carries us into an emotional and sensitive journey with her in the last moments of her life, resulting, as well, in a visual itinerary that portrays the rainforest biodiversity treasures and the devastating effects of deforestation and land cleansing for palm oil plantations.

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Yaku Patsa, (Perú, 34 minutos) Carlo Brescia

“Yaku Patsa” means “world of water” in quechua and “Konchukos” in culle tongue. This documentary transports us to the southern part of Conchucos in Ancash, where we meet four characters that share us their relationship with the water: Antonio tells us how he calls out for rain in dry seasons, Nina describes the preparation of Jora’s Chicha, Bebel tells a myth related to a the origin of a lagoon and José speaks us about what is like to be working with ice. Rite, tradition, myth and reality, are depicted while we travel through the water tracks from its origin in the Cordillera Blanca until its arrival to the Marañón River.

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SNAKE MAN (Francia, 84 minutos),  Eric Flandin

Franz Florez, a Colombian conservation specialist, manages to cross the areas of his country that are being affected by the armed conflict, with the help of a wandering tamer snake.


Penetrating in the deeps of a forbidden and impassable Colombia, the Snake Man becomes an adventure both visual and human that intertwines humour, paradox and all the features of an initiatory story, and also questioning about primary rainforest in Latin America.

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QUILLAGUA’S CROSSES: (Chile,60 minutos), Jorge Marzuca

Quillagua village is considered as the middle point in Atacama. Located at the shores of the river its subsistence relied on agriculture and farming until in the ‘80s mining industries polluted the Loa River, their only source for watering, and bought the water rights. Since then Quillagua lives in an unstoppable decadence and it’s integrated by elderly people mostly. Through the neighbour’s stories we learn about the current situation of the village.

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Mar de Fons (España, 30 minutos), Bruno López Aretio-Aurtena, Florencia Luna

The constant decrease of the marine fauna under the polluted waters of the catalan shores brings with it the extinction of artisanal fishing as it used to be performed on the Mediterranean for centuries. Ramon Costa together with his two sons belongs to one of the last four families of artisan fishermen that still fishes in the port of Badalona. His life story displays us how mutation in the natural landscape also conveys into the inevitable modification of the human landscape.

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STONE GARDEN, (Chile, 43 minutos) Víctor Cabrera y Cristian Caredeuc

During the construction of a rural museum garden, a group of young architects experience the Quebrada de Pinte, its landscape and community, getting familiar with the quotidian of this small village in the Andes Mountain Range in the north of Chile, that is about to disappear due to the scarcity of water provoked by the mining industry. This documentary rescues the encounter of two conceptions of the world and how, accomplices in a constructive process, emerges the exploration of the local reality, its problem and its ancestral values of their present and history.


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BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, The war of the wetlands

In 1976 Bulldozer machines started to set the solid foundations of what it was meant to be one of the biggest touristic complex in the Iberian Peninsula 64 thousand summer apartments, built over the last stronghold of a wetland area: Los Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. A group of young people decided to organize themselves to stop the undergoing construction. Hence a 7-year struggle got started.

(España 59 minutos), Tono Folguera
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Fosca Liebre, (México, 20 minutos) Victoria Karmín, Adriana Ronquillo

Fosca, an urban hare, that hears the calls of nature, defends, together with her friends, the life of the dessert that is threaten by the construction and exploitation of a mine. “Fosca Liebre” is a simple tale, of how some beings enact destroying the Earth while others defend it. Nevertheless this tale is also a poem fill with plastic figures that reconnect us with the ancestral forms of natural spaces, today endanger by its mining richness.


ver pelìcula Vai tupuna (Chile, 40 minutos) Beatriz Rapu Honorable mention

 The water has been the main character in discussions and wars worldwide, and in Easter Island this is not an exception. From the beginning the people of Rapa Nui recreates its life around water and has struggle for very drop of it, but with the passing years acquiring it has become easier and its use has lost all value. Will it be necessary the scarcity and returning to the old days for comprehending water importance?


Terms AND conditions

FICAMS/ 6º Festival Internacional de Cine de la Antártica sobre Ambiente y Sustentabilidad/Cultura Sustentable 2017. Todos los derechos Reservados