Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 9:30 PM
WONDER WOMAN ON WHEELS by Omar Camilo
Wonder Woman On Wheels (La mujer maravilla sobre ruedas) is the story of a woman writer who decides to summon 12,000 people to join in a massive group hug that will break the current world record. The award from this feat will help her obtain the wheelchair she needs to achieve greater independence, and to attenuate acute physical pain from living with cerebral palsy. She also aims to connect on an emotional level with participants, so that through testimony they may free themselves from their own barriers!
Featuring Ileana Torres Báez, a writer and poet from Puerto Rico. Her creative mission is to inspire change in a society that discriminates and looks with pity at people with disabilities.
- 2017 DOCTV Latinoamérica
- 2017 Emmy Regional Sun Coast — Topical Doc Award
- 2019 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Director Omar Camilo calls his film’s subject “a marvelous being,” and goes on to say that “the work of documentary filmmakers consists of telling stories of human beings who can be extraordinary and through whom we get closer to what really matters, even happiness.”
WONDER WOMAN ON WHEELS. 2016. Puerto Rico. 53 min. Spanish with English titles.
9:30 PM | First Screening of Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — This month’s theme is “Overcoming Disabilities.” Hosted by Sonyi Lopez, featuring interview with film director Omar Camilo.
Also featuring shorts from 21 Islands International Film Fest:
La bañera. Director: Jonay García. Tenerife. 4 min.
Broken. Director: Jennifer Kid. United Kingdom. 5 min.
Specially Brewed. Director: Jasyika Goh. Hawai’i. 5 min.
WAYS TO WATCH:
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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW): Curated by film and media artist Melisa Ramos, this series screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity, each night includes specially selected features and winning films from our Bronx-based 21 Islands International Short Film Fest. Starting this month, BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing its monthly screenings to online and cable television channels!
OMAR CAMILO is the winner of two Emmy Awards, as Director and Editor, and five nominations by the Television Academy. For more than 17 years, he has worked as director, producer, cinematographer, and editor in film, radio, and television. His documentary La Mujer Maravilla sobre ruedas (Wonder Woman On Wheels) has been seen in more than 18 countries through the DOCTV Latin America series, and is currently distributed in Asia and other markets around the world. His web series Mundo Breve (Brief World), which presents unique stories from Puerto Rican filmmakers, has received more than 50 official selections to film festivals worldwide, resulting in 26 international awards including HBO New York Latino Film Festival and the 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival. Omar believes “it does not matter the size of the idea or the dreams because everyone has ways to achieve it. You only need to follow the path and have a winning attitude.”
Special thanks to our media broadcast partners at BronxNet Community Television.
This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Southwest Airlines is the official airline of Pregones/PRTT. For a full list of our funders, visit www.pregonesprtt.org.
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Date & Time
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
9:30 PM Eastern
Bronx Film Wednesdays