THE MEDELLIN NOTEBOOKS

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COLOMBIA  •  75′

a movie by CATALINA VILLAR

Medellin, too well know as the cartel’s city. An unbelievable level of violence. The suffering of the peasants chased off their lands, eaten away by war, overpopulation, unemployment. The first victims of this violence are the young children and the adolescents. Surviving is managed by trying to cling on to anything offering some semblance of peace: women (from families often reduced to their vestiges), school (bereft of means), the church (omnipresent). In a school run by quite a surprising teacher, adolescents attempt, try to write in their “Notebooks” the stories of their violent lives, to establish something they can depend on for orientation. Millerdad and Sandra, Maria-Eugenia and Doralba, Juan-Carlos and Camilo tell about their mother’s kindness, the absence of fathers, the battle to survive, and above all, childhood and the will to live.

FESTIVALS

PRIX DECOUVERTE SCAM (France 1999)
PRIX DU LONG METRAGE ET PRI DU PUBLIC (Switzerland 1998)

HOW TO GET THE FILM

INTERNATIONAL SALES
Doc & Films International
13 rue Portefoin, 75003, Paris, FRANCE • tel : +33 (0) 1 42 77 56 87
SALES FRANCE
Doc & Films International
DISTRIBUTION commercial and not commercial
JBA Production
16 rue Sainte Marthe 75010, Paris, France • tel : +33(0)1 48 04 84 60
DVD
family use
JBA EDITION (distribué par Agence C3- Les Films du Paradoxe)
16 rue Sainte Marthe, 75010, Paris, FRANCE • tel : + 33 (1) 48 04 84 60
institutional use
Adav
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VOD
ARTE VOD
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LETTER OF AGREEMENT FOR FESTIVALS AND DISTRIBUTION

Downloads letter of agreement

ADDITIONAL IMAGES

CREDIT

author-director CATALINA VILLAR
producer JACQUES BIDOU
productions JBA PRODUCTION, ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP, LA SEPT ARTE, PERIFILMS
image CARLOS SANCHEZ
sound CéSAR SALAZAR
year of production 1998 
RPCA 91 661 
all rights reserved

LANGUAGES

in Spanish – subtitled in French / in English – beta num and beta sp pal mono 4/3 – photography: all rights reserved

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