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Hot Docs 2021 Women Directors: Meet Celina Escher – “Fly So Far”

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Celina Escher is a Swiss-Salvadorean filmmaker telling stories about women as well their pursuits of empowerment, artistic processes, and their sociopolitical contexts. Her film “Verde Olivo” was shown at the Film des Femmes Créteil in France and festivals in San Francisco, England, and Germany. In March 2019, Escher was selected with 50 new Latin American filmmakers at the Talent Campus of Guadalajara International Film Festival. “Fly So Far” marks her first feature film. The doc won the Ibero-American Competition Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Activist Documentary Award at the Movies that Matter Festival.

“Fly So Far” is screening at the 2021 Hot Docs Canadian

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