1. Raymundo (2003) is our first film.
    Winner of 16 international awards.

    Written, directed and produced by Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina.

    This is a documentary film about the life and work of Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentine filmmaker, kidnapped and murdered by that country’s military dictatorship in 1976.
    Through Raymundo’s life, we follow the story of Latin American revolutionary cinema and the liberation struggles of the 60’s and 70’s. Raymundo was one of the major architects of the militant cinema, yet after his “ disappearance ”, he fell into oblivion.
    It is essential that the new generation rediscovers his life and works which are a source of inspiration today more than ever . This documentary will bring back what the CIA and the Latin American dictatorships couldn’t destroy: the memory, the ideals and the courage to tell the truth.

    We worked during four years on the research, recovery of archives an editing of the film, getting the support of Jan Vrijman Fund (IDFA - Netherlands), Fondation Altercine (Canada), and National Endowment of the Arts (Argentine).

    PRIZES OBTAINED: 16 International Awards

    • First Prize “Coral” to the Best Documentary and Documentary Prize “Memory”.
    Latin American Film Festival of La Habana, Cuba, (December 2003).
    • Golden Olive Award of Best Fiction Documentary
    Kalamata International Documentary Film Festival, Greece. (October 2003)
    • Human Rights Award
    Latino Film Festival San Francisco Bay Area, USA., (November 2003).
    • Best Documentary Film
    Latin American Film Festival of Brescia, Italy. (November 2003).
    • Best Documentary Film
    Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile. (October 2003).
    • Best “Opera Prima” Award
    DOCUPOLIS, International Documentary Festival of Barcelona, Spain. (October 2003).
    • “Union Latina” Award.
    Latin American Film Festival of Trieste, Italy. (October 2003).
    • Best Documentary Film
    VI Malaga Film Festival, Spain (April, 2003).
    • Special Jury Award
    VII Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, USA (July 2003).
    • Best Film in the Public's Choice
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal. (November 2002).
    • Best Documentary Film and Best Filmmaker
    Latinamerican Film Festival of Buenos Aires (October 2003)
    • Best Documentary Film
    IV Documentary Film and Video Festival, Argentina (July 2003).
    • Special Jury Award.
    Human Rights International film Festival of Buenos Aires (November 2002).
    • Regard sur le Jeune Cinéma Argentin
    La Sudestada, Paris (June 2004)

    FILM FESTIVALS: Selected at 42 film festivals around the world.

    This film has been selected in the official competition section of the following festivals:

    • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japón)
    • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (EE.UU.)
    • Festival International de Films de Fribourg (Suiza)
    • Docudays, International Documentary Film Festival of Beirut (Lebanon)
    • It's All True, International Documentary Film Festival (Brasil)
    • Ismailia Int.Festival for Doc.& Short Films (Egypt)
    • Cinema Paradise, Independent Film Festival of Honolulu (EE.UU.)
    • Montevideo International Film Festival (Uruguay)
    • Tiburón International Film Festival (EE.UU.)
    • Biarritz Film Festival, “La Cita” (France).
    • Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (Taiwan)

    The film has participated out of competition in different sections of the following festivals:

    • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in Vassar College - Opening Night (EE.UU.)
    • International Documentary Film of Amsterdam (Países Bajos)
    • Cinema du Reel, International Documentary Festival (Francia)
    • Arizona Film Festival (EE.UU.) * Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival (EE.UU)
    • Ankara International Film Festival (Turquía)
    • International Seoul Labor Film and Video Festival (Corea)
    • International Art Film Festival Trencianske Teplice 2003 (Slovakia)
    • Activating Human Rights Film Festival Byron Bay, (Australia)
    • Perspektive, Human Rights Film Festival of Nuremberg (Germany)
    • Latin American Film Festival of Toulouse (France)
    • Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    • Latin American Film Festival of Providence (USA)
    • Images du Nouveau Monde Film Festival (Canada)
    • Latin American Film Festival of Ginebra (Switzerland)
    • Dahlonega Film Festival (USA)
    • Cine del Plata Film Festival (Uruguay)
    • Antropologique and Social Film Festival (Argentina)
    • Bogota International Film Festival (Colombia)
    • International Film Festival of Santa Fe (Argentina)
    • Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (Chile)
    • Latin American Film Festival of London (England)
    • Latin American Film Festival of Edhinburg (Escocia)
    • Latin American Film Festival of Cardiff (England)
    • Cinemambiente Film Festival (Italy)
    • Brisbane International Film Festival ( Australia)
    And others...

    Raymundo was "opening nigth film" at The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar 2003, Vassar College NY. This documentary was also the first argentinean film that participated in the International Competition of the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan.

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