I have before on this site nominated my colleague at DocsBarcelona Joan Gonzalez as a true documentary pioneer – and he is unstoppable making quality documentaries be seen in Latin America, where he has been since June 28, doing a workshop in Valparaiso Chile, planning to build a festival there, and now he is in Medellin for the DocsBarcelona+Medellin.
A mail came in: He wants to share two news with me:
“First. We have today the Colombian premiere of Life is Sacred, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, with the protagonist Antanas Mockus in the cinema.
Second. I have the numbers of the people attending the festival the first 3 days. The festival runs 8 days. The average of people per screening is… 173 people. No mistake. 173!!!!
I think that it will be impossible to remain this numbers until the end of the festival but… We are very very happy!”
… as you can see on the photo. Joan Gonzalez is at the background, the boss of the festival is Juan, first row middle.
The festival, this is the third edition; runs until July 30 with 22 long international documentaries, 12 national short films, invited directors, master classes and a marathon of interactive documentaries.