OSCURO ANIMAL directed by Felipe Guerreo is the winner of the Spanish Cooperation Award at the 2016 San Sebastian International Film Festival. ERA O HOTEL CAMBRIDGE and DARK SKULL (VIEJO CALAVERA) were given Special Mentions.
The Award is given to the producer of the Ibero-American film making the best contribution to spreading the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the eradication of poverty and the full exercise of human rights.
2016 Spanish Cooperation Award
FELIPE GUERRERO (COLOMBIA – ARGENTINA – NETHERLANDS – GERMANY – GREECE)
Oscuro animal tells the tale of a voyage from the jungle to the city by three women obliged to flee from the harrassment of Colombia’s rural war. Each will undertake her own journey in search of peace and quiet. Arriving in Bogotá, they will draw breath before tackling the new period of their lost lives.
ERA O HOTEL CAMBRIDGE
ELIANE CAFFÉ (BRAZIL – FRANCE – SPAIN)
Era o Hotel Cambridge tells the story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. Daily dramas, comical situations and different views on the world commingle with the threat of impending eviction.
VIEJO CALAVERA (DARK SKULL)
KIRO RUSSO (BOLIVIA – QATAR )
Elder Mamani’s father has died, but he doesn’t seem to care. He still hogs the limelight at karaoke, in the streets, and gets into trouble. But no one wants to look after him any more, leaving him no other option but to replace his father down the bloody mine.