Fabrica announces the world premiere of the short film “Beatrice” at DOC NYC, voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals in the world”. Eight days of documentary screenings, panel discussions and conversations, taking place in Manhattan, from November 9 to 16.
Beatrice, directed by Lorena Alvarado, resident in Fabrica’s Social Campaign department, tells the story of fencing champion Bebe Vio. Beatrice Vio has been fencing since she was five; she used to do it standing and now she does it sitting. When she was twelve, she had her four limbs amputated due to complications from meningitis, which didn’t stop her in pursuing the sport she loves and becoming a world champion at the age of nineteen. With the implacable support of her family, she has defied all limitations and expectations.
This short documentary is part of the festival’s program “The future is feminine”, dedicated to inspirational everyday women and girls who inspire, and is a window into the extraordinary, that becomes ordinary, of Beatrice’s life.
Friday November 10, 5.15pm
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