Costa Rica

 

Wense Rodríguez is a musician who, in the midst of the pandemic, feels the need to return to Lepanto,Puntarenas, his hometown. On this trip he meets a group of old musicians who remind him of the musical roots with which he grew up.

 

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Central America and Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania

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Juan Morales is an artisanal miner who grew up in a town looted by foreign companies over 140 years ago, with his family and friends, he introduces us to an underground world of culture, politics and the gold economy.

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Worldwide

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Discover the contrasts of Colombian society regarding the peace agreement with the FARC EP, the desire for justice of thousands of victims and the hope of forgetting a 50-year-old armed conflict. It goes through the lives of victims, victimizers, guerrillas, political hostage and authorities of the highest level, the challenges of an unprecedented process, unique in the world, amidst the questions and mistrust of a country tired of the drama of kidnappings and the armed struggle.

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Worldwide

Costa Rica - Nicaragua - México

There is a myth that in Costa Rica its population is mostly white. Through a train journey, we’ll know the migrant communities that have been historically marginated and forgotten. Unveiling that its inhabitants not only have European origins, but also Nicaraguan, Afro-descendant and Indigenous.

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Worldwide

Costa Rica - Colombia

Carolina returns to Costa Rica to get closer to her father who is sick. In this process, she meets Ifigenia, an archaeologist expert in the stone spheres, the great archaeological enigma of the country. Through the memory of the objects, Carolina finds a way to face death.

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Worldwide except Costa Rica and Colombia

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“Moving so slowly” is a non-fiction film that follows the fate of different characters who, as immersed in a Kafkaesque story, await in queues that seem to have no end. In there, time and processes feel eternal. Our characters wait over and over and as long as they have to in this public institution, in order to solve procedures that put their future at stake. Their jobs, families and their own economic stability, depend on the arrival of formalities.

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Worldwide

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Costa Rica - United States.

Doyenne tells the story of women in Costa Rican sports, the daily effort of those "Doyenne" to achieve their dreams and move their families forward. Doyenne narrates the struggle of women in a world where inequalities still exist, although they are not limiting to fight for what you want. The film seeks to highlight how the struggle of each athlete has never been only in their respective space, but also before a society that in many cases does not accept them, but then acclaims them for their sporting achievements.

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United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe

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The case of the first serial killer recorded in the history of Costa Rica, El Psicópata, who attacked between 1985 and 1995, leaving 19 victims. An approach to the case from criminalistics and analysis of the sociopolitical environment of the time. What were the reasons why the case was never resolved, its impact and how it was recorded in the memory of Costa Rican society.

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Worldwide

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A journey through the life of the Costa Rican boxer world champion Hanna Gabriels, her best and worst moments, a story of resilience. Narrated by the boxer herself.

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Worldwide

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The documentary PATHS OF LOVE portraits the life and work of the Costa Rican artist Guadalupe Urbina, one of the most important singers and poets of Central America, and highly appreciated in Latin America and Europe. Her songs and reflections explore the meaning of love, eroticism, nature, and the sacred, among other subjects of relevant importance, and help to strengthen a communal identity that is so endangered today in the face of greed and economical powers.

But the film is more than a biographical story that follows chronologically the life of the character. It presents the meaning of life and love that this artist has come to understand after so many life experiences, including her proximity to death, and it is also an intimate dialogue between two women, the protagonist and the writer/director Patricia Howell, in which the audiovisual merges with the story, knitting a poem of light, movement, voices and music.

It is a journey to the heart of these two extraordinary women, and it is also an encounter with an awesome Costa Rica, its villages, traditions, people, and the magnificence of nature.

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Worldwide

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1999. Bruno Porter, a cult group of alternative Costa Rican rock, disappears in full swing. Twenty years later, we explore the streets and stages of San José looking for answers to the questions about its disappearance.

In this search we discover the kinships, influences and vestiges of Bruno Porter's passage in an alternative musical scene that yesterday like today is trying to open up spaces in a hostile and limited environment. In a country where bands seem to be destined to walk along a rough road bordering a precipice, we discover the meaning that their proposals, no matter how ephemeral, come to have in the lives of people who get infected with them.

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Worldwide

This is about people who embrace and follow their path… and their instincts! Peculiar people who broke from the mainstream to explore and thrive upon non-conventional projects and careers… mainly, as a way of life. This is about empowerment: Who you are, what you like, and what you do about it…

THIS IS WHAT I DO.

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Worldwide

Costa Rica - United States

This ecological and educational feature documentary focuses on the learning adventures of a group of children from the Montessori World School at Orlando, Florida. Join them for a visit through the beautiful sceneries of Costa Rica, and learn with them about tropical rainforests, volcanoes, costarican culture and much more. From home!

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Worldwide

Documentary series about contemporary Costa Rican poets.

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Worldwide

In the imaginary of the world there are metropolises that don't stop and their nightlife is full of activity, movement and action. We don't think that about San Jose: in our minds our little capital rests and goes to sleep very early, but it's not like that: dozens of people have appropriated the space and the city, giving color and life to the nocturnal landscape. This series makes a portrait of the life, wishes and desires of the people who keep San José alive at night.

San José by Night is a series of 13 chapters about the nightlife of the Costa Rican capital. Each chapter, from a different and independent narrative to the others, shows the singular lives and characters that live in the city at night.

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Worldwide

​An intimate journey that follows a 38-year-old Costa Rican woman as she courageously goes through the emotional journey of being diagnosed with stage four cancer and attempts to do her “bucket list.”

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Worldwide

Even though the Government expelled them from their lands in the name of ecologic preservation 40 years ago, a group of panners keep searching the rivers for gold, deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. Their living as modern pariahs shows their fight for survivance, and questions the country's conservationist fame.

Director Álvaro Torres Crespo, recognizes the gold miners -despite their condition- to be fighters, with histories filled not just with resignation, exhaustion and nostalgia but also with vitality, pride and optimism. Reflecting this fighter’s spirit is one of the main strengths of the film.

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Worldwide

Every December 25, in Zapote, the popular festivities of the city of San José begin, where the most important bullfights in Costa Rica take place. These parties attend every year men and women called improvised bullfighters who spontaneously give their audience their joy and passion.

The round of the Fiestas de Zapote is the stage where Laisa, Pity and Cuchufleta not only face the bull, but by means of each of their exploits in the ring, they try to define their masculinity. That's why Pity, a 54-year-old man, has been waiting for the bull for 36 years at the door to find his destiny. Or is the place where Patterson Esquivel transforms into Laisa with the hope of giving joy and light to the public while fighting in the arena and the stage with his darkest emotions. Each of them, like Cuchufleta, struggles to find and believe in love.

This is how “Soy Improvisado”, acting, death and loneliness define the struggle of these men for a better life inside and outside the arena.

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Worldwide

This production reveals the secret world of firefighter units, portraying extraordinary human stories that project the strong reality of emergencies and narrate shocking cases that will change the lives of many. They are amazing scenes with real images, interlaced with interviews, anecdotes and advice provided by experts, aimed at avoiding unnecessary risks and reducing the average number of emergencies attended annually by the Fire Stations.

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Worldwide

"Gorgojo" is a documentary that presents Adolfo Montero Arguedas from the director’s point of view. Our protagonist opens the doors of his house, his life and his stories so that we know the successes and mistakes that made him the person he was, always maintaining his unmistakable humor and the ability to find a joke in every situation, until his last days of life.

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After a brain accident, Oscar Naranjo is no longer the same. The man who once was the tree that sheltered his whole family, is the one who now needs his loved ones. The film deepens in a family that will have to assume tough challenges to stay united, as if the tree that sustained them all his life continued to lend the same shadow.

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Worldwide

Costa Rica - Colombia

Gandhi is one of the most prominent bands in the Costa Rican rock scene; in 2014 they were invited to the biggest music festival in China. As their first trip to Asia evolves they confront the inability to communicate and fully understand what is happening in such a different place. Immersed in havoc by cultural shock, the members of one of the most important Rock bands of Costa Rica share a particular gaze of China. The documentary relies on comedy to show the cultural differences between China and Costa Rica and explores how music transcends barriers.

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Worldwide

To the west of San José, capital of Costa Rica, in the middle of marginalization, poverty and social and institutional indifference, a community with more than 35 thousand people struggles, not only to survive, but to find a light, a germ of hope that allows them to change, improve their life situation. Its inhabitants, most of them children and young people, face daily the dilemma of their lives, of their future. Hector and Larry, are two of these young people from different positions now face a formidable challenge: changing their lives. A dilemma because this change means breaking ties and group oaths, leaving addictions of years, getting respected in school and on the street, thus demonstrating that being from La Carpio is not a curse.

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Worldwide

Costa Rica - Chile

Cristóbal Serrá goes on a journey to meet a girl he met on the internet. The encounter is brief but meaningful, and he decides to stay and get to know Chile, the country where his family is from. A place that until that moment is only a place in his imagination and nostalgia. A re-encounter with a moment and a hapless adventure where the camera use synthesizes event and emotion in a special way.

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Worldwide

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