“Winnipeg, a seed of hope” has been awarded by La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana (Animation! Ventana Sur, Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards and Pixelatl Festival).
3 Doubles Producciones is being part of this feature film, together with El Otro Film (Chile), La Ballesta (Spain) and Marmita Films (France). Based on a graphic novel from Laura Martel, it is being directed by Elio Quiroga.
SS Winnipeg was a French steamer notable for arriving at Valparaíso, Chile, on 3 September 1939, with 2,200 Spanish immigrants aboard. The refugees were fleeing Spain after Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). The Chilean President Pedro Aguirre Cerda had named the poet Pablo Neruda Special Consul in Paris for Immigration, and he was charged with what he called “the noblest mission I have ever undertaken”: shipping the Spanish refugees, who had been housed by the French government in internment camps, to Chile.