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Interview on NTN 24

In April, I was in invited to talk about By My Side  on NTN 24, Latin America’s largest news network. It was a great experience and oportunity to present the film to a large Latin American audience. We are currently working on a new project. We will keep you posted soon.

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Review of By My Side

“A Mi Lado was a very moving film. It’s one those films that reminds us that we take a lot for granted such as,  a place to sleep, food to eat, clothes to wear and access clean water. We so much want to help these three woman and their families but that’s only a small snapshot [...]

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New York Premiere!

Great news for the film and its team! A Mi Lado [By My Side] is coming to New York City in April. The film will screen on April 13 at 9:15 pm at the Quad Cinema in the context of the Havana Film Festival New York! Join us and meet part of the team, who [...]

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Houses for sale in the Chureca

Waste pickers from the Chureca had been waiting for a new house for months. They could see it being built near the site, where they are scavenging every day. A woman apparently tried to take advantage of this hope for a new home. More than 30 people told police earlier this month that they were [...]

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Unfulfilled Promises

Fatima, Dominga’s sister, recently received a new house in the new housing development in the Chureca. These houses were built to relocate the Churequeros. Authorities have also been building a new recycling plant to give the waste pickers a new job. El Nuevo Diario recently reported that some people of the Chureca have been left [...]

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Recycling the Chureca

Last Friday, I was in Trenton, NJ. It is technically a world away from the Chureca. But when I stepped into the offices of TerraCycle and when I met Tom Szaky, the young CEO of the company, I thought about the Churequeros a lot. Tom Szaky recycles all he can think of. It goes from [...]

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Story in Le Vendredi (Switzerland)

This is an important story as it ran in a magazine published in the town I was born.  

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Updated Poster

Here is the poster of By My Side [A Mi Lado] designed by Fabio Cutro and updated festival selections and awards. We hope 2013 will be even better than 2012 for the film. Thank you all for your support!

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Empowering the women of the Chureca

By My Side [A Mi Lado] is documenting the life of 3 women of the Chureca. But they are people in the landfill of Managua, who are trying to help these women find a way out. As we were shooting the film, we witnessed the work of Earth Education Project, a great UK charity. Fatima, [...]

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From the Chureca to Sandy Hook

We had planned to release this week the updated poster of By My Side [A Mi Lado] designed by Fabio Cutró. We will wait. We have to. After having covered the Sandy Hook shooting, you have to put things into perspective. It is hard to think about a film, when parents wonder how they will now [...]

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