Austral Films

Movies directed by Martín Turnes

PICHUCO

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A teacher of the School of Popular Music in Avellaneda, together with his students, is digitizing around 500 original handwritten arrangements that are kept from Aníbal “Pichuco” Troilo orchestra. Through interviews to musicians from different generations and styles, this documentary makes a musical tour through the work of one of the most fundamental characters in the history of Tango and Argentine music.

BOATMEN

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Settled down for over 100 years in the Isla Maciel, the boatmen that cross back and forward the Riachuelo, provide a service to the people on both sides of the most polluted watercourse in Argentina. But the re-building of a bridge between the island and the Federal Capital will check the job they inherited from their grandfathers and great grandfathers, a “collateral damage” that comes from the hand of progress. Boatmen is an accompaniment to this process, a silent and subtle battle, that may leave them without their historical work.