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Uruguay in the Vanguard

History on how social movements in Uruguay placed on the agenda of President José Mujica, demands such as: legalization of cannabis, gay marriage, abortion and the Law of Cultural and Educational Inclusion for Afro-descendants, issues that put Uruguay at the forefront of the struggle for social justice in the 21st century.

  • Marco Antonio Pereira
    Director
    Carioca Landscape (2013)
  • María Paula Araujo
    Writer
  • Mónica Colista
    Writer
  • Sylvia Palma
    Writer
  • Marco Antonio Pereira
    Producer
    Carioca Landscape (2013)
  • José Mujica
    Key Cast
  • Mariana González
    Key Cast
  • Margarita Percovich
    Key Cast
  • Julio Calzada
    Key Cast
  • El Ciruja
    Key Cast
  • Lobo Núñez
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Schellemberg
    Key Cast
  • Doc & Rio Festival Agency
    Festival Agent
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Uruguai na Vanguarda
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    LGBT, Human Rights, Politic, Black, Minorities, Drugs
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Country of Filming:
    Uruguay
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Marco Antonio Pereira

Marco Antonio Pereira. Brazil. 1962. Filmmaker and CEO at Urbano Filmes, a company that produce films about social movements worldwide. Marco has directed and produced documentaries in Cuba (Havana in Movement, 2018), Tunisia (The Revolution continues, 2019) Uruguay (Forefront Uruguay, 2018) and Costa Rica (Unarmed Peace, 2019). Self-taught, his cinema is characterized by narrating a fact from different points of view.

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