LAS y LOS MINUSCULES
The Minuscules accompanies the evolution of a civic struggle in Nicaragua, initiated by the peasants’ movement against the construction of the grand interoceanic canal that would cut the country in half at the feet of the volcano, through lakes, forests and farmland.
In a reaction again multiple abuses of power, different social movements converge and, in April 2018, the inserruction explodes. This is the struggle of Elba, Doña Chico, Gaby, Ella and many other « Minuscules », from the edge of the trench to exile.
What does resistance create?
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by KHRISTINE GILLARD
IMAGE LEONOR ZÚNIGA GUTIÉRREZ · JOHAN LEGRAIE
PRODUCTION: Matière Première (BE) & Chacapa films (FR)
SPECS: filmed and recorded in Nicaragua and Costa Rica from 2014 to 2019 / 150 minutes (release 2021), FS7 S16 crop Zeiss Mk1, Sony FS5 & Canon C300
SELECTIONS & PRIZES
Mario Ruspoli award @ Festival International Jean Rouch - Paris -2022
Grand Prize of the International Documentary Competition & Grand Prize of the Press Jury @ Nancy International Film Fest - France 2022
Best Feature Film Documentary @ International Film Festival of Trujillo - Perú - September 2022
Torino Film Festival - Italy - November 2021
University of York - UK - March 2022
Festival Les Reflets - Cinéma le Zola - Villeurbanne - March 2022
Cine Magaly - San Jose - Costa Rica - June & July 2022
Universidad Costa Rica - San Jose - Costa Rica - July 2022
FICLAPAZ - International Film Festival of La Paz - Bolivia - 2022
Festival Bogocine - Bogota, Colombia - September 2022
Cuenca International Film Festival - Ecuador - October 2022
Universidad de Guadalajara - Mexico - October 2022
FIDBA - International Documentary Festival - Argentina - 2022
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Argentina - December 2022
Festival de Cine Miradas Diversas - Caracas, Venezuela - 2022