By the Name of Tania

Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez & 85' — 2019

The Amazon flows lazily through the goldmine-gashed landscape of northern Peru. Using real eyewitness accounts, directors Bénédicte Liénard and Mary Jiménez tell the story of a young woman who winds up forced into prostitution when her initially hopeful attempt to escape the stifling limitations of village life goes wrong. Step by step, she is robbed of her moral and physical integrity. The film reconstitutes a space of dignity and returns voice and identity to that which has been formally rendered nameless. With its powerful imagery, the girl’s traumatic odyssey embodies the horrific devastation visited upon the natural world by contemporary industrial society.

Belgium

Production : Clin d’Oeil Films
Co-production : Dérives, BALDR Film, CBA, RTBF
With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VAF, NFF, Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures, Creative Europe, DGD, Terre des Hommes

Director
Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez
Scenario
Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez
DOP
Virginie Surdej
Sound
Kwinten Van Laethem
Image editor
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound editor
David Vranken
Mix
Peter Warnier
Calibration
Peter Bernaers
Production
Clin d'Oeil Films (Hanne Phlypo)
Image Format
HD
Sound Format
5.1
BW/Colour
Color
Languages OV
ESP
Available subtitles
FR, EN
Festivals

2020 :
The Festival of Latin American Women in Arts, United Kingdom, 05/20
Göteborg Film Festival , Sweden, 01/20
FICG, Mexico, 03/20
LASA Film Festival, Mexico, 05/20 – Award for best documentary
Festival de Cine de Trujillo, Peru, 09/20 – Award for best film
2019 :
DocuTIFF – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania, 09/19
Berlinale, Germany, 02/19
FilmFest Osnabrück, Germany, 10/19
This Human World, Austria, 11/19
FIFF, Festival International du Film Francophone, Namur, Belgium, 09/19 – Prix spécial du Jury – Bayard de la meilleure photographie (Virginie Surdej)
Ghent View Point Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, 04/19 – Best Hybrid Documentary Feature Film Award
Festival MOOOV, Belgiul, 04/19
Mostra International de cinema, Sao Paul, Brazil, 10/19
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China, 12/19
Cineuropa Film Festival, Spain, 11/19
DocumentaMadrid, Spain, 05/19
ZENEXIT, Spain, 10/19
États-Généraux du Film Documentaire, Lussas, France, 08/19
Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary, 11/19
Festival Dei Popoli, Florence , Italy, 11/19
Festival International du cinéma d’auteur de Rabat , Morocco, 11/19
FIDADOC, Morocco, 06/19 – Prix Spécial du Jury
Al Este Lima, Pérou, 05/19
Festival De Cine de Lima, Peru, 08/19
Semana del Cine de la Universidad de Lima, Peru, 11/19 – Award for Best Film
Camerimage, Poland, 11/19
Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival, Portugal, 07/19 – Jean Loup Passek
Award Best International Feature Lenght Film – Don Quijote Award
Raindance, United Kingdom, 09/19 – Award for Best International Feature – Nominations : Best International Feature, Best director, Best cinematography, Best performance
Filmar, Switzerland, 11/19
Camden International Film Festival, USA, 09/19
Denver Film Festival, USA, 11/19
UrbanWorld Film Festival, USA, 09/19

Awards and Mentions

LASA Film Festival (Mexico) – Award for best documentary 2020
Festival de Cine de Trujillo (Peru) – Award for best film 2020
Ghent ViewPoint Documentary Film Festival (Belgium) – Best Hybrid Documentary Feature Film Award 2019
FIDADOC (Morocco) – Prix Spécial du Jury 2019
Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival (Portugal) – Jean Loup Passek Award Best International Feature Lenght Film & Don Quijote Award 2019
Raindance (United Kingdom) – Award for Best International Feature & Nominations : Best International Feature, Best director, Best cinematography, Best performance 2019
FIFF – Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium) – Prix spécial du Jury & Bayard de la meilleure photographie (pour Virginie Surdej) 2019
Semana del Cine de la Universidad de Lima (Pérou) – Award for Best Film 2019

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

Cinéma Palace (Bruxelles)
Cinéma Churchill (Liège)
Sphinx cinema (Gand)
Cinema ZED (Leuven)
Plaza Art (Mons)

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