More to come soon...
In early September, Dreaming Nicaragua had it's North American debut at the 2010 World Film Festival in Montreal Canada. We are very excited for the postive responses coming from those who view this film. It appears momentum is gaining behind the film festival strategy and we hope to report more good news to come before the film is ready for general release.
Dreaming Nicaragua recently had its (double) world premeire at the Utrecht Latin American Film Festival and Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Festival, both in the Netherlands.
The film is an important documentary about the condition of pervasive poverty in Central America and shows children sharing their lives through painting and unscripted narrative. Thanks to exceptional cinematography and the astonishing candor of the young protagonists and their caregivers, viewers are offered a close-up view of the struggles, both small and large, faced by the extremely impoverished in Nicaragua and throughout the region.
Through scenes of gut-wrenching honesty interspersed by moments of outright humor, the film offers an intimate and lyrical portrait of the lives of its young stars. Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, they share the same hopes held by children everywhere as they dream of loving families, cars and dolls, being famous, having a real home, and productive jobs when they are older. The parents’ hopes are similarly universal: that their children are healthy, well fed, clothed and educated, and that they will have a chance at a better life. In the process, the film reveals the common ties that bind us all to the human race. We are all so much more alike than we are different, regardless of our circumstances and geography.
After Fabretto's film festival strategy, the film is intended to reach hundreds of audiences worldwide in the hope that the awareness raised will help the long-term life prospects of the children of Nicaragua, whether through the Fabretto organization or the efforts of other NGOs and multinational aid agencies.
The film is not yet in general release. If you would like to financially support this project, please contact Fabretto at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 525-8716. Please be sure to "Like" Dreaming Nicaragua on Facebook to keep up to date on festival and screening dates!