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  • Director

    Carmen Bellas

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    61 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Michal Babinec

  • Editor: María Antón Cabot

  • Produced by: Carmen Bellas, Gonzalo Martínez Gutiérrez

  • Music: Emilio Lorente

  • Screenplay by: María Antón Cabot, Carmen Bellas

  • Production Designer: Gonzalo Martínez Gutiérrez

  • Sound Production: Clara Alonso

Director Bio

Carmen Bellas

P&I - Director Bio

Carmen Bellas is a filmmaker from Spain. She holds a diploma in Filmmaking from the ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid). She had done several short films and video clips while working as an assistant director and script supervisor in Spain and Mexico. When We Were Wild is her feature debut.

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When We Were Wild (Una vez fuimos salvajes)

Part of the Documentaries Strand


When We Were Wild is an imagined conversation between the author and the neighbourhood of San Cristóbal, in the outskirts of Madrid. It is a constant game between form and essence, which confronts the narrator’s prejudice with the spectator’s emotions. It is a freeing and evoking tour that progressively abandons a classic documentary structure to become a first-person essay. 

Screening with: Americano/Fon Cortizo/Spain/2017/17 min/English and Spanish subtitles. A short film, following the story of Emanuel Xavier, a former homeless teen now fighting discrimination against the Latin and LGBTIQ communities in the USA through poetry and spoken word.

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