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Eleven directors tell the story of the high school dropout crisis in Latin America in an anthology of narrative and documentary film as beautifully diverse and complex as the region. Travel to seven different countries and explore the underlying reasons why nearly one out of every two students never makes it to graduation day.


Creative Director: Gael García Bernal

Gael Garcia Bernal began his professional career as a child actor. He studied in London at the Central School for Speech and Drama. He made his big screen debut in Amores Perros, which was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu and nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000. His next film Y tu mamá también, directed by Alfonso Cuarón and co-starring his friend Diego Luna, was an international success. Gael made his debut as a director with Deficit, an independent film shot in Mexico. In 2005 he founded the production company Canana with Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz.

Film Festivals (Features, Festivals and Releases)

BUFF International

Place: Malmo, Sweden

Date: March 15th- 17th, 2016

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Festival Internacional de la Imagen (FINI)

Place: Hidalgo, México

Date: April 21, 2016

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FILMAR Latin-American (Switzerland)

Place: Geneva- Switzerland

Date: November 17th- 27th 2015

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Pantalla Latina ( Suiza)

Place: St. Gallen - Switzerland

Date: November 20th 2015

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Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana

Place: Habana, Cuba

Date: November 12th 2015

Festival de Cine Consciente (FCC)

Place: Guadalajara - Mexico

Date: December 13th 2015

Festival de Cine Internacional de Bogotá – BOGOCINE

Place: Bogota - Colombia

Date: October 26th 2015

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Malaga Film Festival

Place: Malaga, Spain

Date: April 23, 2015

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Buenos Aires International Film Festival

Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date: April 16, 18 and 23, 2015

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Festival de Cine de Lima

Place: Lima, Peru

Date: From 7 to August 15

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AFI Latin American Film Festival

Place: Silver Spring, USA

Date: September 28th

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eduFILM at SXSWedu

Place: Austin, Texas USA

Date: March 11, 2015

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Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este

Place: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Date: 8-16 March, 2015

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International Film Festival of Guadalajara

Place: Guadalajara, Mexico

Date: March 6-15, 2015

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Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine (SANFIC)

Place: Santiago de Chile, Chile

Date: August 25th and 29th 2015

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Festival Internacional de Cine de Viña del Mar (FICVIÑA)

Place: Viña del Mar, Chile

Date: September 1st 2015

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Festival Do Río

Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date: October 1st- 14th 2015

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Festival de Piriápolis

Place: Piriápolis, Uruguay

Date: October 3rd 2015

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Festival de Viva México Rencontres Cinématographiques

Place: October 6th- 13th

Date: Paris, France

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Festival Días de Cine Lateinamerikanische Filmtage

Place: October 31st 2015

Date: Frankfurt, Germany

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“Nearly half of all young people in Latin America do not finish high school.

Some don't go to school because they live in rural areas. Others because they have a disability, and still others don't go simply because they were born into a poor family. There are also many other young people who just aren't interested in school. They don't believe that their high school education will lead to a better future. The dropout crisis affects all sectors of society."

-Gael García Bernal, The Empty Classroom


The Empty Classroom is a feature film by GRADUATE XXI, an initiative to end the high school dropout crisis in Latin America.


Learn more about the drop out crisis:


Write us for more information: info@aulavacia.org

You can also contact our team directly.

Marcelo Cabrol

Executive Producer

Gador Manzano

Executive Producer

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