130 Children

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“130 Children” is the portrait of an exceptional family composed by Melba (65) and Víctor (70). A Costa Rican couple of humble origin, parents of 6 biological children and more than 130 adopted ones over the last 40 years. The film begins by showing the awakening and morning dynamics of a family of more than 40 people until some of them get ready to go to school, others to university, and a few stay at home. Once everyone leaves, the house becomes “quiet”. We discover how this great family lives. How is it possible to sustain the needs of more than forty children?

Mimbre Films & Kumelén Foundation
Directed by: 
Ainara Aparici
Chile / Costa Rica
52' or 74'
Spanish / (English Subtitles)
_3rd Audience Award. Chicago Latino Film Festival April 2022. Chicago, Illinois, USA
_Best International Documentary. Cinemaking International Film Festival December 2022. Bangladesh
_Philadelphia Latino Film Festival June 2022. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
_Finalist Nominee. TRT International Documentary Awards June 2022. Turkey
_Des Moines Latino Film Festival June 2022. Italy
_Ortigia Film Festival July 2022. Italy
_Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BUEIFF) September 2021. Argentina
_Râsnov Film and History Festival August-September 2022. Romania