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Directed by: Clare Weiskopf & Nicolas Van Hemelryck
Producer: casatarántula, Nicolas Van Hemelryck & Clare Weiskopf
Does a woman have to sacrifice her dreams when she becomes a mother?
This is the story of Val and Clare: a mother and a daughter. After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the jungle in order to search for her identity. Clare was only 11 years old when her mother left and couldn’t understand what she was looking for. A son who became an addict, three break-ups and a fractured family remained behind.
Now Clare is pregnant and decides to confront her mother, heal the wounds of the past and try to define motherhood on her own terms. Together they go on an intimate journey exploring the boundaries between responsibility and freedom, the power of love and the meaning of family.
FESTIVALS and AWARDS (selection)
· World Premiere: IDFA First Appearance Competition, Netherlands, nov 2016.
· Audience Award: FICCI, Colombia, march 2017.
· Andriy Matrosov Award: Docudays UA, Ukraine, march 2017.
· Opening film: DocsBarcelona, Spain, may 2017.
AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS – PROJECT
· IDFA Bertha Fund 2014
· Tribeca Film Institute Latin Fund 2015
· Colombian Film Fund for Feature Length Documentary (FDC-Proimagenes) 2014
· Edinburgh Pitch 2015 – Best project and Free Partnership with Distrify
· BAM’16 Roughcut Screenings: Best project. Received 2 awards: prebuy by Señal Colombia TV, and automatic pass for the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival 2017.
· BAM’14 Project: Honorable Mention Best Documentary Project 2014
· Cartagena International Film Festival Documentary Pitch: Encuentros Cartagena. Best Project 2014
· Successful crowdfunding campaign @ Indiegogo. (142% of goal) 2013
· Dok.Incubator 2015
· HotDocs Deal Maker 2015
· IDFAcademy 2014
· Spotlight on Documentaries-Independent Film Week, IFP 2015
· DOK Leipzig – DOK Market 2015 (with the rough cut)
· Edinburgh Pitch 2015
· EAVE – Puentes producers workshop
· DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum 2014 and Rough Cut Screenings 2015
· Ventana Sur 2014
· DOC Buenos Aires 2014
· Encuentros Cartagena at the Cartagena International Film Festival 2014
· Bogota Audiovisual Market ’16 – BAM Roughcut Screenings
· Bogota Audiovisual Market ’14 – BAM PROJECT