Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


Jean was adopted in Paraguay in 1987 when he was a few months old. He’s been living in the North of France since then. He’s been thinking since his adolescence to go back to his native country in order to look for his biological mother. After numerous doubts due to his fear that his mother might refuse to see him, Jean finally decided to look for her. Thirty years after his arrival in France, he flies to Asunción with his cousin Louise.

  • Writers: Louise Heem
  • Producers: J'aime ce garçon
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Sabrina Nehmar, Pascual Glauser
  • Editor: José Salazar
  • Awards

    Jaipur international film festival Jaipur January 18, 2021 “Welcome Regards Award for Best Debutante Director (Director First Film)” India Dhaka international film festival January 23, 2021 Bangladesh Rapidlion, South African international film festival Johannesburg April 6, 2021 South Africa Queens World Film Festival New York June 28, 2021 United States Festival internacional de cine de Guayaquil Guayaquil September 17, 2021 Ecuador Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos Sucre August 30, 2021 Bolivia, Plurinational State of Chelsea Film Festival New York October 14, 2021 United States Cine Las Americas festival Austin, Texas June 10, 2021 United States Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival Alexandria September 25, 2021 Official competition Egypt Festival International de Cinéma de Kinshasa Kinshasa Congo Seattle Latino Film Festival Seattle October 7, 2022 Official competion United States Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto Pasto October 20, 2021 Mention of the jury Colombia Bogocine Bogota October 20, 2021 Official competition Colombia Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival Kalamata February 4, 2022 Official competition Greece Festival Angaelica United States Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos Caracas December 2, 2021 Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Festival de Derechos Humanos de Barcelona Barcelona Spain

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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