Completed Films

Karla's Arrival

A Film by Koen Suidgeest

- Coproducer -

In Managua, Nicaragua, teenager Sujeylin Aguilar raises her newborn daughter Karla on the same streets she has been calling home for the past eight years. Based in a city park and part of a larger group of youngsters, mother and baby struggle to reach the little one's first birthday. Beautifully told and full of hope, Karla's Arrival offers an intense personal story about second generation street children.

Product guide
52 &90 minutes
Betacam DG
Original Version : spanish
Subtitled Version : subtitels dutch & english

Film Crew
Screenwriter : Koen Suidgeest
Director : Koen Suidgeest
Cinematographer - D.O.P. : Koen Suidgeest
Sound : André Bourla
Sound Editor : Jan Decoster
Editor : Jan Decoster

EL Rayo Films

Cobra Films, Daggewood Films (US), ITVS (US),
RAI Uno (IT)

With The Support
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Agencia Española
de Cooperación del Desarrollo Internacional

Golden Olive for Best Documentary at the Bar International Film
Festival in Montenegro
Best Documentary at MujerDOC

Televisions : YLE (FI), Lichtpunt (BE),
IKON (NL), TV3 Catalunya (ES), Yes-DBS (IL),
TV British Columbia (GB), TVO Ontario (CA),

Festival (s)
Festival des Films du Monde (CA)
Latin American FF Utrecht (NL)
Documenta Madrid (ES)
Cine Invisible (ES)
Visual Value - FF Pamplona (ES)
MiradasDoc Tenerife (ES)
MujerDOC - Soria (ES)
Krakow Film Festival (PL)
One World Human Rights FF (CZ)
Flahertiana Perm (RU)
Saratov Sufferings (RU)
AFI Latin American FF (US)
San Diego Latino FF (US)
Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine (FR)
CinEspaña Toulouse (FR)
Verzio International FF (HU)
This Human World FF (AT)
Perspektiv Nuremberg (DE)
DocsDF México (MX)
BUSAN International FF (KR)
Document 9 Glasgow (GB)
Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films (LT)
Festival Millenium (BE)