Al Polonio: Let it Be!

Al Polonio: Let it Be!

Katia Morales, Paulinho Azevedo
Cabo Polonio, a small, rough and charming beach lost in time and space located on the coast of Uruguay. The place attracts travelers, hippies and artists from all over the world. Since the place has no pumped water nor electricity, once you are there you can totally disconnect yourself from the madness of the modern life. To tell this story, we talked with a few locals, who explained what does being or going to Polonio means to them. They are: Martin Buscaglia (musician); Gonzalo Brown (musician); Gonzalo 'Ajo' Nuñes (hostel owner and musician); Joselo Calimare (bar owner); Hector 'Pancho' Blanco (bar owner); Don Lujambio (businessman) Some say Polonio is a State of Mind; some say Polonio has it's own pace and some say it's the Greatest Place in the World. The most important to say is that Polonio must be kept and protected the way it is.

Katia Morales

Director Toluca, México, 1985. MFA in documentary films, graduated with honors from CUEC, UNAM. Katia wrote a thesis on crowdfunding for documentary films in Mexico. BA in Sociology. Producer and director. In 2013 she directed Pioneras selected at Short Shorts Mx,MICGénero, Desert Film International Festival. Producer of Autrement (México Benin-Malaysia) winner for best work in progres pitch at DOCSDF- Latin Side of the Doc. She is also the promoter of Historias de Abundancia 1, a transmedia project.

Paulinho Azevedo

Paulinho Azevedo is a brazilian filmmaker. He was born in 1980, in Porto Alegre, RS. Attendeded the course of journalism at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, but right after his graduation in 2009, started working in the film business. Since then, has written and directed short films like Phagocytosis (2011), The Ticket (2012) and the Third Buzz (2013). He also produced music vídeos and commercial films for web and TV. The Ticket has been short listed at the Marbella International Film Festival 2012.

  • Original title Al Polonio: déjalo ser!
  • Director Katia Morales, Paulinho Azevedo
  • Duration 24
  • Production year 2011
  • Theme Nature, Politics, Social Issues
  • Aspect 4:3
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Brazil, Mexico
  • Producer Estudio Guava
  • Dialogue language Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitle language English