Parallel activities

Viva EuropeanDocs! Deepening ties with Latin America

A conference organised by the Basque Country’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desk in conjunction with the Netherlands’ MEDIA Desk as part of the San Sebastian Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-production Forum being coordinated by IBAIA, Association of Independent Audiovisual Production Companies of the Basque Country.

This conference will cover the co-production of documentaries in Europe and Latin America. This round table will be led by Constanza Arena, the Director of the Cinema Chile Institute. We will also be joined by Isabel Arrate the Head of the IDFA “Bertha Fund”, Katja Draaijer the President of the Dutch Association of Documentary Production Companies and Itziar García Zubiri Arena Comunicación’s Head of Production (Navarra).

There will also be a case study of “Tanja” a Colombian and Netherlands coproduction documentary presented by its producer Katja Draaijer.

Tanja, a Dutch student, leaves everything she’s ever known behind, travelling thousands of miles to join the FARC. She manages to work her way into the leaders’ inner circle, to become the face of the organisation. Loved by some, hated by others, she eventually becomes a key figure in the Colombian peace process.

When: Thursday 26th September from 4PM to 6PM / 17:30 Networking drinks
Where: Rooms 8 and 9 of the Kursaal Centre