Distribution

Yo Creo Content distributes documentary films to educational institutions in the US. We specialize in multicultural and foreign-language documentaries that help students and researchers gain a better understanding of our world.


The Disenchantment (El Desencanto) (1976)

For the first time ever, this Spanish cult documentary from 1976 is available for educational distribution in the United States. El Desencanto (The Disenchantment) is the collective story of the Paneros, a brilliant and tormented Spanish literary family whose eccentricities, incendiary declarations, and taboo-smashing exhibitionism turned them into a phenomenon in Spain in 1976, the year after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. The film is a national classic, valued and remembered both for the role it played in the country’s transition to democracy and for the singular testimonies of the Panero family.

Topics: 20th Century Spain, Francoism, Spanish Civil War, Peninsular Studies, Spanish Literature, Spanish Cinema, Comparative Literature, Mental Illness.




The Disenchantment (El Descanto) – Trailer from Yo Creo Content on Vimeo.

Country: Spain

Languages: Spanish with English Subtitles

Running time: 97 min.

Director: Jaime Chávarri

Available formats:

– DVD (Includes Q&A with Aaron Shulman, author of The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War

Screening + QA 





Spanish Exile (2017)

Rubén, a Spanish filmmaker living abroad since 2009, explores the political and socioeconomic reasons behind the recent massive migration of Spain’s “Lost Generation”. In the process, he describes the Indignados movement from the POV of Spanish exiles and tells his own personal story.

Topics: Current Spanish culture, Democracy and Representation, Globalization, Race, Migration, European Politics, the Great Recession, Political Economy, Latino Identity, Social Movements, Economic Outlook for Millennials, Unemployment, Debt, Austerity.





Country: USA & Spain

Running time: 74 min.

Director: Rubén Hornillo

Available formats:

– DVD

Screening + QA 

Streaming 

Festivals:

– II Madrid Human Rights Film Festival

– X Contra el Silencio Todas Las Voces (Mexico City)

– Atlantida Film Fest

– Madrid International Film Festival 2018

– Alcances Festival de Cine Documental 50 (Cádiz, Spain)

– Films Infest 2018 – Winner Best National Documentary (Mallorca, Spain)

– Latino Film Market 2018 (New York City)

Official Website 





Cheques Matta (2017)

Cheques Matta are small format works of art, similar to that of an American Bank Draft which the painter Roberto Matta sent by mail to his friends with economic problems during the first years of the Military Dictatorship in Chile. The quantity of these works and how many are conserved today is unknown. Upon discovering some of these drawings, a search began to try to delve into their history and that of the people who received them.

Topics: Chile, Latin American Culture & Politics, Social Movements, Artivism, Latin American Art, Art History, Authoritarian Regimes and Dictatorships, Alternative Currency, Neoliberalism, Commodification of Art, Cuba, Socialism

Country: Chile

Running time: 68 min.

Director: Leo Contreras Barahona

Available formats:

Screening + QA

Streaming

Festivals:

– 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of Havana, 2016.

– SANFIC 13 Santiago International Film Festival 2017. Chile.

– FICVIÑA Viña del Mar International Film Festival. 2017. Chile.

– FEDOCHI 13 Chiloé Documentary Festival 2017. National Competition Official Selection. Chile

– 3rd Colchagua International Film Festival 2017. Chile.

– ATLANTIDOC 11th International Documentary Film Festival of Uruguay, 2017.

– 8th National Cineteca Festival. 2018. Chile.

– FECICH 10. Chilean Film Festival.

– X Contra el Silencio Todas Las Voces – Best Art & Society Documentary (Mexico City)

– 14th International Human Rights Film Festival of Sucre, Bolivia. (2018)

– Arte Non Stop Festival 2018 – Best Documentary Director (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Official Website


Nimble Fingers (2017)

Amidst the current tech-manufacturing boom in Hanoi, female migrant workers from the highlands of Northern Vietnam are seen as the perfect workers for exploitation because of their “nimble fingers” and their willingness to accept less than desirable working conditions. These women share their lives not just by allowing the filmmaker into their homes, but also through animated drawings they make of their work at the factory.

Topics: Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Migrant Workers, Gender & Labor, Technology & Labor, Development, Industrialization, Asian Miracle, Neoliberalism, Women’s Studies.




Country: Italy – Vietnam

Languages: Vietnamese & Italian with English, Spanish & Italian Subtitles

Running time: 52 min.

Director: Parsifal Reparato

Available formats:

– DVD

Screening + QA

Streaming

Festivals:

– II Madrid Human Rights Film Festival

– Roma CinemaDoc 2017 (Winner Best Italian Documentary)

– The Workers Unite Film Festival 2018 (NYC)

– Ouchy Film Awards 2018 (Lausanne, Switzerland)

– XI Ecozine International Film Festival (Zaragoza, Spain)

– Care International Film Awards 2018 (NYC)

– 28th Milan’s African, Asian, Latin American Film Festival (Italy)

– Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2018 (Australia)

– Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 2018 – Audience Award (Italy)

– Low Cost Film Festival 2018 (Barcelona)

– 3rd Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival – Best Medium Length Documentary (Frankfurt, Germany)

– Ischia Film Festival 2018 (Italy)

– 2nd Cremona Human Rights Film Festival

– Terra di Tutti Film Festival – “Invisible Youth Stories” Award (Bologna, Italy)

Official Website





From Silence to the Word (2017)

The terror following the Fascist victory of the coup d’etat of 1936 subjected Spain to the silencing of unpunished crimes and injustices, prolonged until this day. Not until the age of forty did director Ignacio Castrena learn of the nightmare that his father and grandparents had endured during the Spanish Civil War. After realizing that the consequences were still being felt in his family two generations later, Castrena felt motivated to continue digging into his family history to discover how the story of his grandfather, Ruperto, fit into the larger context of those defeated in the war.

Topics: Western European History, Recent European History, Spanish Civil War, Collective Memory, Authoritarian Regimes and Dictatorships, Franquismo, Fascism, Spain.




Country: Spain

Languages: Spanish with English Subtitles

Running time: 78 min.

Director: Ignacio Castresana Fernández

Available formats:

– DVD

Screening + QA

Streaming

Festivals:

– II Madrid Human Rights Film Festival





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