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From the Chureca to Sandy Hook

 

We had planned to release this week the updated poster of By My Side 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 …

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Incredible joy

 

The first thing Dominga asked me when I called to tell her that the film was about to screen at the Icaro Film Festival 2 weeks ago, was : "Did we win?". I laughed that day and told her I didn't know. Two weeks later, after a great screening at …

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By My Side at Icaro

 

I woke up early in the cold room of my hotel in Guatemala City. Today is an important day. By My Side will screen at Icaro Film Festival. For our team and especially for Dominga, who received the award at the Icaro Nicaragua last August, this screening was always going …

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By My Side is going to Spain

 

By My Side will cross the Atlantic later on this month to compete at the MiradasDoc Film Festival  in Tenerife (Spain). This is an important step for the film, which will be screened alongside some great documentaries such as Yatasto, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom and Gods and Kings. …

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Screening in Managua, day 2

 

This post is long due. It's been more than a month than we screened By My Side in Managua in the context of the Icaro Film Festival. Many things have happened since then. The film screened at two great festivals, the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival and Festival Biarritz Amérique …

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By My Side at the Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine

 

This is great news for By My Side! The film is part of the official selection of the Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine in France, a major European festival for films from Latin America. If you are in Biarritz next week, don't miss the opportunity to discover amazing feature films and …

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By My Side at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival / 12

 

By My Side has been selected to compete at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival / 12 this month. The film will screen on Friday September 21 at 1:00 pm at MovieTowne in Port of Spain and on September 30 at 3:00 pm at Little Carib Theatre in Port of Spain …

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By My Side selected to compete at the Icaro Film Festival in November!

 

Luisa Dominga Aragon Morales (center), one of the main participants of By My Side , with Nicolas Garcia (director of photography of the film) and his daughter Valentina (left). Dominga is holding the certificate awarded to the film by the jury of the Festival Icaro Nicaragua 2012. By My Side …

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Pre release screening in Managua, day 1

 

I hadn't seen Dominga for almost 8 months, when I arrived in Managua on August 13, 2012, for the pre release screening of By My Side. What an incredible sight it was to see her come out of her sister's house. She had makeup on. She had put on weight. …

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Special screening of By My Side in Managua

 

When we started shooting By My Side , we had one big goal in mind. We wanted this film to have an impact on the lives of the people, who shared their stories with us and who gave us their time and trust. That's why we have decided to organize …

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