Fly so far

Fly So Far follows Teodora Vásquez, the spokesperson of the women accused of aggravated homicide and imprisoned in El Salvador for having had a miscarriage. Teodora’s case has become a symbol of the extremism in the criminalization of abortion and the cruelty against women within the Salvadoran system. But also, of sorority, resilience and solidarity.

In collaboration with Amnesty International.

Screenwriter Celina Escher Produced by Pråmfilm/Mónica Hernández Rejón, Sugar Rush Productions/Maria Åkesson, Chimbolo Films/ Saúl Callejas, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Juan Pablo Libossart Duration 87 min Release 2021 Sales CAT&Docs Celina Escher is a Swiss-Salvadoran filmmaker. She studied documentary film at the International Film School in San Antonio de los Baños (EICTV) in Cuba. In 2016 she was part of the student competition at IDFA with her short film Motriz. Her film Verde Olivo (2017) was shown at the Film des Femmes in Créteil and also at festivals in Scotland and El Salvador. In 2018 Celina’s short film Luz Para Ellas was screened at the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in La Habana, Cuba. Fly So Far is Celina’s first documentary feature.

The film was presented at Tempo Pitch 2018 to the panel and audience in its development stage.

Released on Thursday 11 March at 18.00. The movie was available for streaming for 48 h.

Fly So Far – Scenes from pråmfilm on Vimeo

  • Director

    Celina Escher

  • Producers

    Mónica Hernández Rejón for Pråmfilm AB, Maria Åkesson for Sugar Rush Productions, Saúl Callejas for Chimbolo Films

  • Year

    2021

  • Country

    Sweden

  • Subtitles

    English

  • Duration

    90 min

  • Festivalsection

    Tempo Documentary Award

  • Premiere

    World premiere

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