CHOLITAS

Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu / 80´ / 2019 / Spain

Direction: Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu
Production: Itziar García Zubiri
Script: Jaime Murciego, Pablo Iraburu
Cinematography: Jaime Murciego
Editing: Pablo Irabiru, Jaime Murciego, Migueltxo Molina
Sound: Miguel García
Music: Mikel Salas

Five Bolivian indigenous women are involved in a unique expedition. As a symbol of liberation and empowerment, they propose to climb the highest mountain in America. Her image is amazing: they climb wearing their traditional skirt. They are more than climbers, they are brave women who find in the mountain a space to feel free, happy and alive. Their adventure will show the world an inspiring way to be a woman, to live tradition and to relate to Mother Nature.

Jaime Murciego is a freelance filmmaker. During his career he has worked for different media such as Atresmedia orZeppelin TV, as a filmmaker and animator. In 2015, he directs his first documentary short film, Boxgirls. This piece hasbeen selected in more than 40 festivals worldwide. In 2016, after reading an article about the “Climbing Cholitas”, hedecides to contact them and travel to Bolivia. There he understands why their dream is the Aconcagua peak, andconcludes that their story must be told.

 

Pablo Iraburu is the founder of Arena Comunicación. He has devoted over 20 years to the production of documentariesworldwide. He has been the Executive Producer, codirector and co-scriptwriter of the feature length documentariesNomadak Tx, Pura Vida/The Ridge, Walls, District Zero and Elkarrekin-Together. All of them were premiered at SanSebastián Film Festival, and have been distributed internationally. He has also produced videoinstallations for museumsand non-profit organizations.

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