Prime Video announced a new Argentine original film: “Somos Belén”

Prime Video announced a new Argentine original film: “Somos Belén”

The film starring and directed by Dolores Fonzi is based on the book of the same name written by Ana Correa.

Today, Prime Video announced that it has given the green light to the production of We are Bethleheman original film based on the book of the same name, written by Ana Correa.

The film will tell the true story of Belena young woman from Tucumán who faced an unjust prison sentence after being accused of committing an illegal abortion, which led her to work as a team with the lawyer Soledad Deza (Dolores Fonzi), who tackled this seemingly impossible case.

We are Bethlehem, which will be produced by K&S Films, will show both women facing a corrupt legal system in a city that wants to see them fail, but as word spreads and support for Belén increases, a women’s movement will be generated around the case. . This movement resonated throughout Argentina and left an indelible mark on the history of reproductive rights throughout the region.

We are Belén from the book to the movie

Somos Belén, which was published in 2019 throughout the Spanish-speaking world and will be republished in English by HarperCollins in September, has a foreword written by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) which highlights that “when it comes to women, injustices are hidden from view, buried in silence and euphemism.” Atwood wondered: “How many other women like Belén are there in the world? How many women have died because they were afraid to go to the hospital while having an abortion, terrified of being accused of murder?”

“We are committed to elevating Latin American storytellers, especially those female voices whose stories make an impact,” she said. Javiera Balmaceda, who leads the original content team for Latin America, Canada and Australia at Amazon Studios. “We take risks on stories that matter, and the story of Bethlehem was too important not to bring to the screen and share with audiences around the world.”

“At K&S Films we are happy to be able to make this film after several years in development with Amazon Studios and we believe that Dolores Fonzi, with her vision and talent, is the perfect filmmaker to tell this epic story. the true story of a group of women who unite around an urgent cause, to fight for justice” said Leticia Cristi, Producer of K&S. “Somos Belén will be a moving film, in some way a tribute to contemporary heroes who challenge oppression with determination and resilience.”

“In these uncertain times, Making an important and impactful film is an honor and a privilege. “I am very grateful and excited to be able to make this film about Belén and I am approaching this process with the responsibility and seriousness that the project deserves,” she said. Dolores Fonzi.

Somos Belén is the next Argentine Original film, after the success of Argentina, 1985a Golden Globe-winning film, which is available exclusively on Prime Video.

Source: Ambito

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