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Screening in Managua, day 2

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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 Latine in France. But it’s [...]

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

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Luisa Dominga Aragon Morales (center), one of the main participants of By My Side [A Mi Lado], 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 [A Mi Lado] [...]

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Pre release screening in Managua, day 1

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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. Her clothes were perfectly ironed. [...]

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Special screening of By My Side in Managua

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When we started shooting By My Side [A Mi Lado], 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 a special screening [...]

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Dead fetus

You see a lot of things in La Chureca. Virtually everything gets dumped there: syringes, packs of blood, dead horses. Some days it stinks, some days it’s muddy, some days it’s full of smoke. You never know what to expect, when you drive down the road that leads into the dump and then walk up onto [...]

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