A La Calle – To The Street
A La Calle is a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Venezuelans to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, whose corrupt and brutal policies have plunged the country into economic ruin. Working with a network of clandestine camera crews, the filmmakers spent three years recording exclusive interviews with key opposition figures including Leopoldo López — whose arrest and imprisonment inspired a national movement — and grassroots activist Nixon Leal, as well as a host of everyday citizens. As acting interim President Juan Guaidó works to rally international opposition to the Maduro regime, the corrupt dictator and his allies tighten their hold over a nation already crippled by hyperinflation, blocking life-saving humanitarian aid and repressing dissent with politically motivated arrests, torture and killings. A La Calle captures the remarkable courage of the Venezuelan people as they unite to restore liberty to their country.
Maxx Caicedo is a second generation Colombian-American. Caicedo obtained a B.A. in political science and English literature from Tufts University. He was part of the Peace Corps and taught English and biology in Mozambique. He is part of the Lake Research Partners and has been a political consultant that has represented politicians like Congressman Michael Honda from the state of California.
I was able to speak to the now filmmaker Maxx Caicedo to talk about the making of A La Calle. He discussed his experience as a co-director for the film and working with Nelson G. Navarrete. Caicedo also sharing some of the struggles they faced having to direct remotely to make sure this film could get made and more.
Source: LRMExclusive, WarnerMedia 150