SIGNIS –WACC Human Rights Award 2017 goes to "Maman Colonelle"
Buenos Aires, May 2nd, 2017, (SIGNIS-Argentina). During the 19th edition of the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film (BAFICI), the SIGNIS Prize was awarded to the first work of Catalan filmmaker Carla Simùon, Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993).
The SIGNIS jury awarded this film "because it gives a tender account of the universe of children. He unveils to us the strength of the family to overcome the tragic cases with love. The film is told with subtlety, emotion and has remarkable cinematographic values. "
Estiu 1993 tells a chapter of the life of the young director: how her maternal uncles and aunts adopted her in 1993 when she was six years old and had just lost her mother, victim of AIDS, the same disease that had carried away her father 3 years ago.
The SIGNIS jury was composed of Clara Panelles, (Uruguay) Guillermo Álamo and Blanca María Monzon (Argentina).