Nelson G. Navarrete and Maxx Caicedo will be taking it to the streets in September…
The Venezuelan filmmaker and the Colombian American filmmaker’s award-winning documentery A La Calle will get its premiere on HBO Max on Wednesday, September 15, the International Day of Democracy.
Directed by Navarrete and Caicedo, A La Calle is a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, smuggling hard drives out of Venezuela, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures including Leopoldo López (whose arrest and imprisonment inspired a national movement), Venezuelan democratic leader Juan Guaidó, and grassroots activist Nixon Leal, as well as a host of everyday citizens.
A La Calle is produced by Priority Pictures and Vitamin Productions in association with The Brakefield Company and executive produced by Greg Little, Karen Lauder, and Lizzie Friedman.
“It is an honor to have the film premiere on HBO Max where audiences will now have the chance to experience this beautifully told, powerful story. Our hope is that A La Calle, raises critical awareness about the ongoing humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela,” said EP Little of Priority Pictures.
The film was produced by Emmy-winning producer Shawna Brakefield-Haase, p.g.a., Marcus Cheek, p.g.a., Maxx Caicedo, p.g.a., and Nelson G. Navarrete, p.g.a. David Mosquera is the film’s Director of Photography, and it’s edited by Yesenia Higuera, with music by Venezuelan native Elik Álvarez, who includes traditional local instrumentation and musicians in the score.
“OneFifty understands documentary films can be more than just art or entertainment, but a medium through which the world can learn about the most important sociopolitical issues of our time,” said Navarrete and Caicedo.
A La Calle won Doc Aviv “Beyond the Screen Award” at the film’s Israel festival premiere. A La Calle has also played at Doc NYC (where Navarrete and Caicedo made the Doc NYC “40 Under 40” list), Miami Film Festival, Movies That Matter Film Festival and Activism Competition, Cleveland International Film Festival, as well as the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals in London, Toronto, and Amsterdam, among others.