tv documentary series – 2011


13 episodes of 26′
Screen on Canal Encuentro (Argentina)

A documentary series about wise elders. Men and women who, without being distinguished scientists, famous athletes, renowned artists and prominent politicians have a personal and family story worth telling. 13 stories that reveal intense present lives of people full of projects, and the changes a country has undergone, seen through the eyes and personnel file of its anonymous protagonists.
Chela and Fidel – Episode directed by Gianfranco Quattrini

Since we came up with Big People, our main objective was to enhance the role of the elderly in our society. Historically regarded by many cultures as the owners of experience and wisdom, today -in this time of perpetual present- they mostly are regarded as a nuisance. With this project we aimed to foster deep and emotional communication with our elders, and make sure that history and memory assume a key role in building a just and intelligent society. The program rescues the experiences of anonymous people who have gone through at least eight decades of our recent history, people from different regions and social classes that have witnessed political, social and technological transformations that have radically altered the world they discovered as a child. With a perception of time so different than the one prevailing today, it is a hinge generation that carries the twentieth century in their bones and carries into to the XXI century. Being able to adapt to such profound changes has left fascinating traces.

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Producer: Gianfranco Quattrini
Directors: Leonel D’Agostino, Pablo Fendrik, Javier Olivera, Lucía Puenzo and Gianfranco Quattrini
Field Producers: Vanessa Czecaj, Dani Rutolo and Agustín Iñíguez
Editors: Hugo Primero, Hernán Garbarino and Javier Olivera
Cinematography: Rodrigo Pulpeiro and Ivan Giearsinchuk
Sound Design: Carolina Sandoval
Consultant: Pablo Urbaitel
Original Idea: Fernando Collazo and Gianfranco Quattrini

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Bendita Berlín, directed by Javier Olivera CAPITAL FEDERAL
Venerando Ignoto, directed by Pablo Fendrik MAR DEL PLATA, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Luned y Tegai Roberts, directed by Lucía Puenzo GAIMAN, CHUBUT
Carlos Huertas, directed by Leonel D’Agostino CARLOS BEGUERI, PROV. DE BS. AS.
José Muñoz, directed by Javier Olivera DELTA DEL TIGRE, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Roberto Pagura, directed by Gianfranco Quattrini CAPITAL FEDERAL
Marta Abaca, directed by Javier Olivera RAMALLO, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Frida Kaplan, directed by Lucía Puenzo CAPITAL FEDERAL
Ernesto Piedrafita, directed by Lucía Puenzo SAN ANTONIO OESTE, RIO NEGRO
Rosa Montoya, directed by Javier Olivera SAN FERNANDO, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Nélida Iglsesias, directed by Javier Olivera FLORIDA, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Rubén Bonicatto, directed by Leonel D’Agostino LA PLATA, PROV. DE BS. AS.
Chela y Fidel Kiteber, directed by Gianfranco Quattrini VILLA TESSEI, PROV. DE BS. AS.

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