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You can watch our most-viewed and award-winning documentaries of the 2024 edition again on Sunday 12 May.

LAND DER VERLORENEN KINDER

Venezuela, Deutschland 2023 – Director: Juan Camilo Cruz, Marc Wiese – Original version with English subtitles – Length: 95 min.

  • Sun, 5/12/24
    20.00
    City 3

​​Mismanagement and corruption plunge Venezuela into chaos. Children in particular are suffering hardship. The film shows their harsh reality: violence, drugs, murder and hunger. In Maracaibo two women fight the misery. Carolina’s children’s home is an oasis amid the violence. Kiara flees to Columbia with her children. A film about a country that risks losing an entire generation. Pablo Bücheler


Notice: This film contains explicit depictions of violence and the death of newborn babies.

 

Biography

Juan Camilo Cruz is a Columbian-German documentary film maker and producer. His production company Monoduo Films in Berlin specializes in music documentaries. LAND DER VERLORENEN KINDER is his debut film as a director.

Marc Wiese is a German documentary film maker, television journalist and director. He has been awarded the Grimme-Preis and the CPH:DOX F:act Award for his work.

Filmography (selection)

Marc Wiese
MEIN GESTOHLENES LAND, DE 2021, 93 min.
DIE UNBEUGSAMEN – GEFÄHRDETE PRESSEFREIHEIT AUF DEN PHILIPPINEN, DE 2020, 90 min.
WE HOLD THE LINE, DE 2020, 90 min.

 

Winning film of the VFF Documentary Film Production Award

https://www.vff.org/startseite.html


No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: VENEZUELA: COUNTRY OF LOST CHILDREN. Writer: Juan Camillo Cruz, Marc Wiese. Camera: Alfredo de Juan. Editing: Laia Prat. Music: Alva Noto. Production: Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion GmbH. Producer: Oliver Stoltz. International Sales: Java Films Distribution: Realfiction Verleih

  • Sun, 5/12/24
    20.00
    City 3