Chilean director earns Ramsar MedWet Award 2005 for best film on water and wetlands

Thirty o­ne year old Esteban Larrain, born in Chile has earned a number of awards up today, including those for the documentary “Patio 29, Stories of Silence” awarded Best film in the Fribourg Film Festival and Third best film in the XX Havana Film Festival.
“The Veil of Berta” builds o­n a previous documentary (“Ralco”, 2000) tracing the issues raised by the building of the hydroelectric power dam o­n the Bío-Bío river, also referred to as the ‘Ralco’ project. Entirely filmed o­n 16mm “Ralco” received the Special Prize of the Jury at the Valparaiso documentary festival, First Mention of the Trieste Film Festival as well as Best Photography award of the Santiago Documentary Festival.
Following a two years period studying and working in Rome, Larrain returned to Chile in 2001 and filmed “The Veil of Berta”. In 2002 the film earned twice the support of the Jan Vrijman Fund. In 2004 Esteban Larrain follows a Master in Political Sciences in Paris VIII, supported by a scholarship of the Île de France Région.

Updated on 7/12/2005 12:25:38 PM.