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José Martínez Suárez Award for Best Direction - Natalia Garayalde for «Esquirlas»

José Martínez Suárez Award for Best Direction - Natalia Garayalde for «Esquirlas»

On November 3rd, 1995, the Río Tercero Military Factory in Córdoba exploded. This caused thousands of projectiles to go off and disperse over the surrounding towns, in a tragedy that would leave seven casualties and hundreds of wounded and affected people. At that time, Natalia Garayalde was a 12-year-old girl living with her family near the place, and was still playing with the video camera his father had bought for her when she recorded the moments right after the blast, while her family escaped the explosions, as well as the town’s everyday activities in the days and weeks that followed. Twenty-five years later, that footage captured through the candid and amazed point of view of a girl playing with her sister, pretending to be journalists, becomes a thoughtful, painful testimony about a family, the destruction of a city, the traces of horror, the sinister truth about the case and the wounds that are hard to heal.