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El Yaque Town of Champions (2013)

directed by Javier Chuecos.
Joaneska Grössl (The Filmmaker Studio) is involved as Executive Producer

Duration: 72 minutes
Genre: Feature documentary
Shooting format: HD / 35mm-DCP

Synopsis

Four windsurfers dream of winning the Windsurfing World Championship and becoming heroes.

Financial problems, lack of recognition, family crisis and even the death of relatives are just some of the obstacles they must encounter on their way to success.

El Yaque, town of champions is an intimate portrait that reveals the human side of high-level athletes, from the privacy of their homes in a small fishing town in Margarita Island to the international exposure getting on international competitions.

Filmed along five countries, El Yaque, town of champions follows the story of José Gollito Estredo, Ricardo Campello, Yoli de Brendt and Cheo Díaz.

Festivals and recognitions
  • Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival of Margarita. 2012.
  • Special Jury Prize for the epic dimension of their characters
  • Venezuelan New York Film Festival. 2013. Audience Prize.