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The famous US film maker Estela Bravo deserved in Havana the award to Best Documentary from the South for her recent work ¿Quién soy yo? (Who am I?) that tells the story of the identity rescue of disappeared children in Argentina.

This award, the second given by Telesur network at the Festival of the New Latin American Cinema distinguishes a "cinematographic speech with undeniable values that aim to the preservation of memory", according to the report of the jury.

At the same time, it adds, emphasizes the transcendence of the fight of the mothers and grandmothers of the Mayo Square, which makes it a documentary of great sensibility and of an extraordinary knowledge of the audiovisual language.

After the announcement, Bravo assured she was feeling very happy and congratulated Telesur for showing through the camera a new version, the true Latin America.

Moved by the gesture, the producer of documentaries such as Niños deudores and Niños desaparecidos recognized that she started too late in her job.

I was 47 years old when I did my first documentary and now Im surprised to see so many young people telling what is happening in Latin America, she indicated.

She also expressed that her movies registered other times, the tragedies suffered in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Bolivia, but today it is different. It is times of changes for Latin America and the young people have the duty of reflecting it.

She thanked her husband, Argentinean Ernesto Mario, who accompanied her and motivated her work.

¿Quién soy yo? will be transmitted by Cuban TV and very soon by Telesur network, informed Prensa Latina.

The award, considered this time as recognition to the moral and aesthetic sensibility, consists of a trophy and five thousand US dollars.


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