A La Calle (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 50m

This program is co-presented by De Groene Amsterdammer

Join us for the exclusive European preview of A La Calle, a first-hand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. This is the first time this documentary will be shown in Europe. Maduro’s corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into a human rights, political, economic, and humanitarian crisis. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, grassroots activist Nixon Leal, as well as several other citizens whose situations exemplify Venezuela’s profound crisis. The film reveals brutal abuses suffered by opponents and critics, including politically motivated arrests and torture. It also shows the dire humanitarian situation that affects millions of Venezuelans, who are going hungry and face a crippled health system that is unable to provide the most basic care. A La Calle captures the remarkable courage of the Venezuelan people as they unite to restore liberty, fundamental rights, and the rule of law to their country.

Watch this film at your own pace in anytime between 12-14 February 2021. This preview includes exclusive content for ticket holders playable on the streaming platform after the film with Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Acting Deputy Director Americas Division and Venezuela expert at Human Rights Watch, and the film director(s) of A La Calle.

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Maxx Caicedo


Maxx Caicedo


Marcus Cheek

Executive Producer

Greg Little

Executive Producer

Karen Lauder

Executive Producer

Lizzie Friedman


English, Spanish



Bonus Content

4 mins
Expert briefing: Human rights issues in Venezuela

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Acting Deputy Director, Americas Division at Human Rights Watch gives context to the human rights issues in A LA CALLE.

9 mins
Behind the scenes with the film directors

A LA CALLE film directors Nelson G. Navarrete and Maxx Caicedo talk about the story behind their film as well as their experience while shooting it.