Ambulante Global is the result of eight years of organizing and producing Ambulante Film Festival in Mexico and it represents the first official attempt at consolidating, in the long run, the presence of Ambulante outside Mexico. Over the years, Ambulante has gained valuable experience by producing a film festival in a variety of geographic and social contexts. In an effort to reach new audiences, Ambulante has engaged various partners and collaborators (film companies, film industry professionals, cultural institutions, NGOs, embassies, universities, among others) into the organization of the festival. The festival has managed to establish itself as a prestigious and wide-reaching initiative. This is reflected on festival attendees’ feedback, invitations to participate in film festivals in other parts of the world, and awards, including the WOLA Human Rights Award 2011 for the promotion of documentary film as a tool for change. Hoping to cross borders and extend its network of collaborators, Ambulante will work with new local partners in different territories and create a productive context for viewing and discussing documentary film to increase the impact and visibility of non-fiction production.
Since 2007, Ambulante has presented selected programs in over 33 cities in 17 countries, in collaboration with many festivals, organizations, exhibition centers and institutions. Ambulante has traveled to Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Spain, the US, Guatemala, United Kingdom, Nicaragua, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, and Kosovo.
Possible upcoming screenings of Ambulante Global include:
U.S.A. September 21 - October 4
Ambulante California emerges as part of AMBULANTE GLOBAL, and represents the first official attempt to establish a long-term presence outside of Latin America of the successful touring documentary platform across the United States. From September 21 to October 4 Ambulante California will travel and tap into Los Angeles’ vibrant multi-ethnic neighborhoods to engage and activate audiences.
EL SALVADOR May 8 - May 18
(San Salvador, Santa Tecla, Santa Ana, San Miguel). 2014 will mark Ambulante’s 4th visit to this region.
Ambulante commemorated its fourth edition in El Salvador screening 26 titles, from May 8 to 18, in six venues in San Salvador (Teatro Nacional, Cinépolis Multiplaza, Centro Cultural Salvadoreño Americano Escalón, Centro Cultural de México, Ex Casa Presidencial San Jacinto and Centro Cultural de España).
COLOMBIA August 26 - September 21
(Bogotá, Medellín, Barranquilla, Cartagena)
The goal of Ambulante Colombia is to create new spaces for documentary films in a country with a limited cultural offer, fostering an approach to diverse realities through documentary genre. In its first edition, Ambulante Colombia will bring to Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena and Barranquilla an international documentary selection. In addition, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and concerts will be in the program.