CELEBRATE THE NYC PREMIERE OF AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY LA CHANA
Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC
April 11, 2018, Tickets $35; $30 for group sales of 10 or more
6pm - Reception for donors to meet the producer/director and artists
7pm - Screening followed by live performance with La Chana, Diego and Dieguito Amador
Tickets sold at Thalia Spanish Theatre (718) 729-3880
An official selection in 45 film festivals in 5 continents, the 2016 documentary LA CHANA directed by Lucija Stojevic has won four Audience Awards: IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016); il premio del pubblico at le Voci Dell’Inchiesta; Dock of the Bay Festival 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain, and Budapest International Documentary Festival 2018. Nominated as one of five documentaries for the European Film Awards 2017, it won Best Documentary in the Gaudí Awards 2018 (Catalan “Oscars”), Best Documentary FEROZ Awards 2018 (Spanish Critics Choice Award), and SADE Award Dock of the Bay Festival 2018. This film also won Chopin's Nose award for best documentary on arts & music at Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, with the citation: “For the powerful and captivating image of an artist and a person, which shows the determination and strength of personality. For a captivating and inspirational story which proves that there are no limits for a true passion.” It was also nominated for the IDFA Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ 2016 EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary. Spain’s Ministry of Culture will award La Chana a medal in recognition of her artistic contributions on April 8, 2018 in Madrid.
Producer/Director: Lucija Stojevic
We appreciate your support for this film. TVE (Spanish public TV) is a co-producer/broadcaster. The project participated in the European MEDIA training initiative ESoDoc in 2013 and was pitched at Documentary in Europe. It was selected for the project market of East Doc Platform 2014, and as one of 16 projects selected for Speed Meetings with the Industry at Docs Barcelona 2014. The production team is planning audiences engagement within the Roma communities both in Europe and USA. We believe this film can play an important role in those communities to encourage women and girls to strive for their dreams and fight for their rights. Empowerment through stories is the power of documentaries.Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LaChanaDocu)
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Mar. 1, 2018