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  •   Clare Weiskopf & Nicolás Van Hemelryck
  •   Colombia, Romania, Chile

Inside a state-run shelter for teenage girls in Bogotá, Colombia, filmmakers Clare Weiskopf and Nicolás van Hemelryck invite ten subjects to imagine a 15-year-old classmate named “Alis.” As they describe this fictitious person, some recount her troubled past and indominable nature; others, her sexual experiences, or their own romantic relationships with her. In time, “Alis” begins to take shape as a complex projection of their own identities, revealing intimate truths about the traumas, loves, and lives of the interviewed adolescents. In this impressively crafted documentary–winner of the Youth Jury Prize and the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival–Alis uses its innovative conceit to create an insightful and moving portrait of youth and resilience.


58th Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo and OutLook Special Mention. Learn more…

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director/Producer Nicolás van Hemelryck


Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

Event Information

Thursday, October 20, 2022

  •   84 minutes
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601


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