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The adventures of Itzel and Sonia

Mexico – 2016

Biodiversity Medium-Length Film Films

Screening:

  • Tuesday, September 13 - 10:00am
    Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil Republica Dominicana, Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 10:00am
    Centro Cultural Narciso Gonzalez, Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 10:00am
    Casa de la Cultura de Constanza, La Vega
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 6:00pm
    Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora, San Juan de la Maguana
  • Thursday, September 15 - 5:00pm
    Centro Cultural Perelló, Baní
  • Friday, September 16 - 10:00am
    Palacio del Cine – Agora, Santo Domingo
When water runs out in the big city, Itzel and his inseparable friend, the frog Sonia, with the help of the grandmother, go in search of the Guardians of the Water. This work was carried out with the collaboration of 10 communities in the Mexican Republic, who helped in creating the story and endearing characters. Director: Maria Fernanda Rivero Country: México Year: 2016 Duration: 59 min Language: Spanish Subtitles: English Aventuras_Itzel_&_Sonia_Director_1Maria Fernanda Rivero María Fernanda Rivero Gutiérrez was born in Mexico City in 1981. She studied Photography at MJM, Maris for 6 months, then went on to study Communication Sciences at Mexico’s Ibero-American University. She completed a Master’s in Cinematographic Project Development at ECAM in Madrid in 2005. In 2010 she won the “Stimulating Cultural Projects and Coinvestments” Scholarship to hold cinematography workshops with indigenous children in the state of Michoacán. That same year, her documentary El camino a donde yo voy was nominated for the Ariel and won second place at the Morelia Indigenous Film and Video Festival. She is currently general director of the production studio Cornea Films and of the El Campo International Film Festival, this year in its ninth edition.

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