OVID.tv to Release Six Contemporary Classic Latin American Documentaries


OVID.tv, the new and groundbreaking subscription video-on-demand platform, has announced the digital release of six contemporary classic Latin American documentaries by some of the region’s most acclaimed directors. The films, from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, and Mexico, will be available for streaming starting Friday, August 9, at OVID.tv.

The new titles are Elena, the acclaimed debut feature by Brazilian director Petra Costa (The Edge of Democracy); The Tiniest Place (El lugar más pequeño) by Tatiana Huezo, “one of the most impressive debuts by a Mexican filmmaker since Carlos Reygadas’ Japon” (Variety); Natalia Almada’s powerful Cannes Directors' Fortnight entry El Velador; Beyond My Grandfather Allende (Allende, mi abuelo Allende) by Marcia Tambutti Allende, winner of the Best Documentary, Golden Eye Prize at the Cannes Film Festival; The Other Side of the Wall (Al otro lado del muro) by Pau Ortiz, winner of the top prize for Best International Documentary at both the HotDocs and Chicago film festivals; and 10th Parallel by Silvio Da-Rin, a voyage deep into the Amazon to explore the implications of Brazil's policy on uncontacted indigenous tribes.

In addition to these new titles, OVID’s library already features several acclaimed Latin American films including Patricio Guzmán’s seminal documentaries The Battle of Chile and Nostalgia for the Light; the Mexican EMMY documentary winner Presumed Guilty by Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith; Cinema Novo, Erik Rocha’s love letter to the influential Brazilian film movement; the Sundance Award winner When Two Worlds Collide by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel; and the New York Times Critics’ Pick 108 (Cuchillo de palo) by Paraguayan director Renate Costa.

No other SVOD service makes available to US audiences such a large (and growing), collection of prize-winning and classic documentaries from Latin America, as OVID.tv. The new and innovative subscription video-on-demand service, launched on March 22, 2019 with the help of an unprecedented collaborative effort by eight of the most noteworthy, independent film distribution companies in the U.S. (Bullfrog Films, dGenerate Films, Distrib Films US, First Run Features, Grasshopper Film, Icarus Films, KimStim, and Women Make Movies).

OVID.tv provides North American viewers with access to independent, documentary and social-issue films, as well as notable works of international and art-house cinema, most unavailable on any other platform.