Social fabric, reflection and empathy: Canal Capital's new documentary bet

With two documentary series aimed at young people and adults, Canal Capital launch the June 9: Historias Elementales Medules, healing from the roots.

These spaces seek to raise awareness, generate reflection, empathy and knowledge regarding issues related to human rights.

In addition to this, the channel wishes to position the concept in the public about care as a permanent, conscious provision aimed at guaranteeing well-being in the short and long term, as a form of construction of the social fabric.


Hablemos de: Historias Elementales

We tell you that this documentary series comes with 10 chapters OF 12 minutes each.

Through 30 different characters, you will be able to know multiple universes, ethnicities, realities, and actions that illustrate one of the most important meanings of the word culture as the best way to be together.

This series reflects through its citizens, landscapes and faces, a lesson in dignity and hope.

In addition, this series will allow you to discover the complexity of Bogotá and its infinite possibilities that it proposes.

Not only will you meet that someone who is doing something, for something, or for someone, but you will also connect with proposals that are built from neighborhoods or localities, revealing characters that weave networks and communities, around small gestures or large initiatives.

Daniela Castro Valencia, director of the series, spoke about it: 

It was very valuable to find a common territory with the characters:


Bogotá, a complex and chaotic city, of great dimensions, where countless universes, realities, people who do incredible projects, which benefit both their family nucleus, coexist, as well as the prison population, or the trans population, women's activisms, and early childhood education, public health, the preservation of memory and our ancestral cultures, among many others; Care actions that are not only located in one place, but also connect with each other, evidencing their strength.


Hablemos de: Médulas, sanando de raíz

In this documentary animation of 10 chapters, you will meet the voices of women who seek to heal and transform.

Through an emotional dialogue between multiple stories of 20 diverse women, sensitively addresses issues such as discrimination, violence and gender inequality present in their lives.

In this process of deconstruction and resignification of their own memory, they reach the core, the essence, the origin where it is possible to heal from the root.

Through the resource of animation, their stories are reinterpreted through metaphors, textures, strokes and colors.

This is an invitation to all viewers to see from a profound point of view the gender inequality and violence that women face on a daily basis.

However, concentrating on resilient and empowering actions that have different ends, healing and claiming.

Lola Barreto, director of the series, stated:

“This series allows us to address gender violence, we think it would be necessary to go to the root of silence, of the pain that no one wants to hear and before which civilization for centuries has erected monumental silences. Strengthen relationships between women, open our hearts and confront each of these stories from an intimate space that will free us from the memories lived by each one in our past and that will push us to speak without fear, to recognize the dimension of what both women and men are capable of doing, but also to understand that many of these violence began at home and were kept silent by the rude silence that generations of mothers and grandmothers have maintained. In a culture where the naturalization of violence is growing and is validated and accepted even by the victims themselves ”.

Taken from DC Magazine:


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