DREAMING NICARAGUA

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SYNOPSIS

 

DREAMING NICARAGUAis a film about HOPE. It’s about love for the dignity and courage of the human spirit that, even immersed in uttermost tragic conditions, fights for a better life, and in this case, with a friendly SMILE.
DREAMING is a sensitive and lyrical portrayal of four children living in extreme poverty in Nicaragua. The film takes us beyond their hardships and gives voice to the youngsters, who are surprisingly funny, hopeful, and optimistic.

A traveling art teacher provides a safe arena for our four unlikely protagonists to express their innermost thoughts. When painting, the kids momentarily escape the stresses of their reality into a world of dreams and ideas, a stark contrast to their lives outside: a vicious cycle of hunger, child labor, and violence.

Despite the extreme circumstances, the children and their families face their lives with an inspiring unity, strength and humor.

 

AWARDS

Winner NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS GRANT, USA
Winner Audience Award, London Latin American Film Festival, UK
Winner Best Documentary, Fort Lauderdale Intl’ Film Festival, USA
Winner Gold Award Grand Prize (FIPA D’Or) at FIPA in Biarritz, France
Winner Fidh Award Festival des Libertes, Belgium
Winner Audience Choice Award at AD-HOC FILM Festival, Lituania
Winner Audience Award at Espiello Boltana, Huesca – Spain
Winner Asecic Award from the Spanish Association of Scientific Film
Winner Jury Prize (Best Doc) At Northampton Intl’ Film Festival, USA
Winner Audience Award At Northampton Intl’ Film Festival, USA
Winner Special Recognition at Tandil-Cinema Argentina
Nominated Audience Choice Award at Chicago Latino Film Festival
Nominated Audience Favorite Choice Award at Cinequest Film Festival
Nominated Grand Prize at Parnu International Film Festival
Honored as Film of the Month by Amnesty Intl’s Movies That Matter
Opening Film at Tandil-Cine Argentina
Closing Film at 1st US Embassy Independent film festival in Nicaragua
In competition at UNAFF, United Nations Association Film Festival
The Museum of Cinema in Argentina presents the Buenos Aires Premiere
North American Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival
Panorama Selection at IDFA, Intl’ Documentary Festival Amsterdam
Special Screening at the Embassy of Taiwan in New York City

CREDITS

A Fabretto Foundation Presentation

Director & Writer: MARCELO BUKIN
Producer: MARCELO BUKIN & AMY LO
Editor: JUAN LEGUIZAMON
Director of Photography: MARCELO BUKIN & JENS HILGENDAG
Still Photography: JENS HILGENDAG
Assistant Director: NICOLAS CHAUSOVSKY
Consulting Producer: EZRA BOOKSTEIN
Consulting Director: TOM DICILLO
Co-Producer: ANGELA TUCKER
Original Music: LEONARDO MARTINELLI & MARCELO KATZ
Additional Music: MARIO SACASA
Motion Graphics: MAGENTA TV. CLAUDIA & DANIEL BLANCO
Production Company: TULA FILMS, INC
In association with ARTS ENGINE

 

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