*SOLD OUT* Human Rights Watch Film Festival: A La Calle

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Film Info
Runtime:110 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Maxx Caicedo
Nelson G. Navarrete


A La Calle is a first-hand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures, including Leopoldo López — whose arrest and imprisonment inspired a national movement — and the grassroots activist Nixon Leal, as well as a host of other Venezuelans. As acting interim president, Juan Guaidó works to rally international opposition to the Maduro government, which tightens its hold over a nation already crippled by hyperinflation, blocking life-saving humanitarian aid and repressing dissent. A La Calle captures the remarkable courage of the Venezuelan people as they unite to restore liberty to their country.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Stay tuned following the screening for a prerecorded Q&A.

Introduction by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, co-chairs of the Human Rights Watch Canada Film Festival


  • Stephanie Nolen, journalist (moderator)
  • Nelson G. Navarrete and Maxx Caicedo, filmmakers
  • Ben Rowswell, the former Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela
  • Tamara Taraciuk Broner, researcher

We are grateful for the support of our presenting sponsors:

Donna and Gary Slaight

RPIA Global Fixed Income Experts

Bloombergsen Investment Partners

Human Rights Watch is grateful for the support of our community partners: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, and PEN Canada.

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