2013-11-12 I 05:07
2013-10-28 I 17:25Of Kites and Borders is taking on its Latin American premiere at the exceptional DocsDF this week. Our screening dates:
* Wednesday, Oct 30th (Cinemex Plaza Insurgentes) at 9:45pm
* Thursday, Oct 31st (at Cineteca Nacional) at 4pm
* Friday, Nov 1st (Munal) at 4pm
* Saturday, Nov 2nd (Instituto Goethe) at 8:30pm
Yolanda Pividal (director/producer), Teresa Garcia (coproducer) and Sara Booth (coproducer and coeditor) will be there for Q&A with the audience.
We are so thrilled to finally share our film at the other side of the border!
2013-10-07 I 07:50Of Kites and Borders has been awarded Best Documentary at our premiere at the San Diego Film Festival 2013. During these days, we also had the chance to meet and discuss the film with scholars and researchers at a special event at University of California, San Diego. Having such an amazing response from both the festival audience and the experts on the US / Mexico border makes this award even sweeter. The journey for Of Kites and Borders hast just begun and we don´t know where it will take us, but it is clear we couldn't have had a better starting point. We will continue to keep you posted. Look forward to our next post about our Mexican premiere at Docs DF!
2013-09-18 I 19:17After more than four years of hard work, "Of Kites and Borders" is ready to take on the real world. We want to say THANK YOU to all the comrades, professionals and friends who have supported this project over the years. Here is our poster, designed by our great collaborators and friends of Eragin. We also want to send a special thanks to Evasion, that so kindly welcomed our project into their studio
Categories: The takeoff of Fighting Kites
2013-03-14 I 15:18Great News!
The Countdown has begun and Of kites and Border (previously known as Fighting Kites) is taking the final post production stage.
We want to welcome aboard our newest supporter: La Bocina. This is a sound studio based in Madrid that has worked in some of the most important Spanish films of the recent years such as The Skin I live In (dir. Pedro Almodóvar) and Even The Rain, dir. Icíar Bollaín, just to name a few...
We want to thank them and specially Alex, our fantastic sound editor!
Categories: The Countdown
2011-11-09 I 05:35After three years of hard work, FIGHTING KITES is taking on the last stage of post-production and we would like to share this moment with you. Come and join us in our work-in-progress screening. Here are the details:
Work-in Progress Screening
Date: Sunday, November 20th @ 5pm
Location: Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road,
Pleasantville, New York. NY 10570
JBFC GLOBAL WATCH SERIES
2011-08-27 I 20:59A child flies a kite in the midst of a Typhoon
Categories: kites for a typhoon
2011-07-11 I 19:22The film was shot in La Nueva Esperanza in Tijuana, Mexico. Last year, a photographer from the Denver Post went to Tijuana and took some incredible photos, including one from La Nueva Esperanza.
Categories: Pictures of last days of Nueva Esperanza
2011-07-11 I 18:43We have been working tirelessly to create this feature film and we're very excited for it to be nearing completion. However, this film would not have been possible without the help and support of the Jacob Burns Film Center. They have provided wonderful editing space and have been very helpful to work towards a Final Cut thanks to their "International Filmmaker-in-residence" fellowship.
Categories: The takeoff of Fighting Kites
2011-06-30 I 06:43Welcome! This is a website for the new feature documentary by Yolanda Pividal: Fighting Kites. Here you will find all of the updates and info on the film. The film is estimated to be complete in Fall 2011 as of right now and we hope that you'll take the time to see it when released!
As you can read on the website, Fighting Kites is the story of four working children from the recently demolished slums of "La Nueva Esperanza" in the busiest border city in the world: Tijuana. The story, told through a poetic lens from the children's point of view, doesn't talk about people crossing the border but about the invisible borders that cross people's lives at the foot of the most powerful nation in the world.
Fighting Kites was shot just a few months before the slums were beginning to be demolished and hundreds of people were displaced to make room for malls and new assembly plants. Although the place where they learned from diving for scrap metal to flying kites has been swept away, these children's stories will continue as they live on, and as borders nest "Nueva Esperanzas" and "other sides" around the world.
As we move forward, getting closer and closer to our final cut, we will keep you updated here so please check back in...