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El Pais de la Eterna Primavera (Land of the Eternal Spring)

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El País de la Eterna Primavera (Land of the Eternal Spring) is a short documentary by Boaz Dvir that follows photojournalist Jason Henry and writer Erik Maza as they visit Guatemala’s most infamous landfill, Teculután.

Synopsis[edit]

El País de la Eterna Primavera (Land of the Eternal Spring) is a short documentary by Boaz Dvir that follows photojournalist Jason Henry (The New York Times, Vice) and writer Erik Maza (Town and Country, Baltimore Sun) as they visit Guatemala’s most infamous landfill, Teculután. “El Pais” shows Henry and Maza photographing and observing children searching for shreds of sustenance in a monstrous heap of waste and burning ash. In the few minutes of this documentary, you see a snapshot of what it is like being a child in poverty in Guatemala.[1] [2]

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Dvir's short has been widely praised. El Pais has received the following recognition:

Best Director Green section of the NEZ international film festival (West Bengal, India)[1]

Best Micro Film at a monthly online competition in Santiago, Chile[1]

Nominated for Best Documentary Short at the Motion Pictures Film Festival [1]

Finalist at the Silver Screen International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) [1]

Documentary Short Finalist for 2019 International Films Infest Festival (NYCIFIF)[3]

El Pais de la Eterna Primavera was named the most inspirational film at the Twin Falls film festival in 2019.

Film Festival Acceptances[edit]

1. 2018 SOUQ FIlm Festival[4]

2. 2018 International Film Festival Manhattan, NY

3.2019 Tiburon International Film Festival (Tiburon, California)[5]

4.2019 Montana International Film Festival[6]

5.2019 Oregon Documentary Film Festival[7]

6. 2019 Australia's Colortape International Film Festival

7. 2019 Dunedin International Film Festival, Fla

8. 2019 Moscow Shorts

9. 2019 Liftoff Session Film Festival

10. 2019 Silver Screen International Film Festival

11. 2019 Hollywood Florida Film Festival

12. 2019 NEZ International Film Festival, India

13. 2019 Motion Pictures Film Festival, Nigeria

14. 2019 New York City International Films Infest Festival

15. 2019 Environmental Short Film Festival, Turkey

16. 2019 Twin Falls Film Festival

17. 2019 Santiago (Chile) Independent Film Awards

18. 2019 WOW Film Festival, Tunisia

19.2020 Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival (Gainesville, Florida)[8]

20.2020 Liberation DocFest (Bangladesh)[9]

21.2020 Nature and Environmental Festival-International Nature Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary)[10]

Screenings[edit]

May 1, 2019 at Beth El Congregation in Baltimore at 7pm, El Pais de la Eterna Primavera was screened alongside two of Dvir's other shorts "How Special Ops Became Central to the war on Terror" and "How Israel Survived and Early Challenge". The event was sponsored by the Loeb center for Lifelong Learning and the Macks Center for Jewish Education[11] The short was also screened at the 2019 73rd Annual UFVA Conference [12]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Faculty member's child-poverty short documentary wins best director at festival | Penn State University". news.psu.edu.
  2. "El País de la Eterna Primavera (Land of the Eternal Spring)" – via IMDb.
  3. "Semi & Finalists 2019 – Films Infest (New York City)".
  4. "SFF2018, ecco i corti in concorso!". November 5, 2018.
  5. https://www.tiburonfilmfestival.com/pdf/2019-TIFF.pdf
  6. "2019 Selection". MINT Film Festival | Billings, MT | Montana Film & Documentary Events.
  7. Fair, Mikel. "Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019". info.filmfestivalcircuit.com.
  8. "Cinema Verde 2020". Cinema Verde.
  9. "Schedule 2020 | Liberation DocFest Bangladesh".
  10. https://www.godollofilmfest.com/en/country-eternal-spring
  11. https://baltimoreoutloud.com/wp/event/el-pais-de-la-eterna-primavera-land-of-the-eternal-spring-screening/
  12. https://cdn.ymaws.com/members.ufva.org/resource/resmgr/2019_conference_schedule/2019_ufva_conference_program.pdf


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