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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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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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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 Cinepolis Miraflores in Ciudad de [...]

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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 to be a major one. [...]

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