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TO THE MARKET ON MONDAYS
Dir. Maruvi Leonett and Argelia Castillo. Documentary. 2015.
Country: Venezuela. 40 min.
Topics: Farmers, Agronomy, identity, Memory, Government, Business, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Rural, Generations, Andean, Venezuela, Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Tourism.
Synopsis: Vendors of the Merida Market, a city in Venezuela, tells the story of the 1987 fire that ended the place and the labor and cultural activity not only the citizens but also the peasants, artisans and market workers.
“Deeply human and important for the rescue of the concepts (experiential) that surrounds a
Popular market, for the culture and the rescue of social values, and mainly of what means a space of craftsmen, herbalists, and people with essential values of people so important to understand us”. - Letters from the audience
"The public applauded and turned to express how the significant spaces of a population are being eliminated. Two people were moved because something similar happened in their countries of origin (in Europe). Others commented on the proper translation and especially the burst of colors with that combination of background music, in addition to how interesting the final credits are". -
Festivals/Awards: Best Venezuelan Documentary Medium-Length Film in the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival of Margarita, Official Selection Maracaibo Film Festival, Official Selection International Documentary Festival Santiago Álvarez in Memoriam, Official Selection Documentary Film Festival of Mérida, Official Selection ELCO Film Festival.