“Un Cine Llamado Libertad”, a film directed by Yadira Gutiérrez in co-production with Laura Irene Arvizu and Melissa Castañeda, was exhibited at the facilities of the Libertad Tijuana Cinema. The project is part of the investigation of the thesis of the Master's Degree in Cultural Centers of the College of the Northern Border (COLEF) carried out by the director in 2018.

In 2020, the project was selected in the Virtual Poles Community Training Program by the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) and the Ministry of Culture of Baja California. Currently, he is a beneficiary of FONCA in the area of Promotion of Projects and Cultural Co-investments (2021). In addition, it has the support of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation through the Baja Film Commission, the City of Tijuana, the Tijuana Tourism and Conventions Committee and Barrikas Restaurant. The co-investors of this project are: Cine Libertad, COLEF, Antar Mouna Estudios, the composer Andrés Martín, the Baja California Orchestra, the production company Violeta Cine and the director Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez.

The creative documentary “Un Cine Llamado Libertad” is about one of the activities that led to coexistence of the people of Tijuana at the beginning of the 20th century: the practice of attending the cinema. The analysis of the memory contained in said spaces full of affections, does not have a place in the regional historiography. Reason why, this film from the historiographical recovery, oral transmission and archival material reveal that movie theaters are spaces that create community.

Synopsis: The Libertad cinema was the first neighborhood cinema in Tijuana, it opened in 1954 and closed in 1964; after 53 years of abandonment, it reopened its doors in 2017. Former workers and attendees narrate the microhistory of this cinema and the neighborhood that houses it through photographs, home movies and newspaper clippings. Thus, this memory space resists over time and prevent oblivion from finding you.

The work team of this project is made up of industry professionals audiovisual where 65% of the technical team are women and 85% are from Baja California. Being the members of this production: Yadira Esther Gutiérrez Avila (yega) / Realization, Laura Irene Arvizu and Melissa Castañeda / Production, Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez / Editing, Marisa Raygoza / Animation, Poster design, End credits. Nathalia Estrada Figueroa / Animation. Marcela Cuevas / Video poem Adolfo Curto, Lizeth Ochoa / Sound design, Diego Hernández / Color correction, Andrés Martín / Original music composition, Intrepid Beats Orchestra (Geovanni Zamudio) / End credits music, Tonalli Magaña / Mix 5.1, Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba / Post-production consulting.

“Un Cine Llamado Libertad” was exhibited for the only time in Tijuana as a closing event with FONCA before starting his journey at festivals with the aim of conversing with the audience about the relationship we have with regional memory spaces, the value of the archive audiovisual and the power of local production, in this case, made mostly by women audiovisual workers.

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