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Chateles del campo / Country Kids

A film by Jason Outenreath

Nicaragua, Coming of Age/Observational Documentary, 2013
70 min, DVCPro HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Director/cinematographer Jason Outenreach in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


CHATELES DEL CAMPO is a playful and deeply personal documentary about growing up in rural Nicaragua. Connecting educators, parents, and kids, the film explores crucial issues facing the country through the lighthearted tone of its youthful protagonists. Following the students and teachers of two rural elementary schools over the course of an academic year, school is revealed not just as a place of reading, writing, and arithmetic, but also a place to learn the responsibilities of adulthood that loom large over many children’s daily lives. CHATELES DEL CAMPO explores the space where the forces of education, environment, and childhood collide, and celebrates the fact that no matter the country, culture, or language, kids will be kids. The film has recently screened at the San Diego Latino Film Festival, prior to its bow in Austin.

Regional Premiere,

About the director

Jason Outenreath wJason is a 26-year old filmmaker from the Bay Area with an eclectic array of interests from photography and salsa dancing to Scottish fiddling and classical piano. His short films have screened in film festivals throughout the US and Central America, and he has garnered numerous awards for his work. CHATELES DEL CAMPO is Jason’s first feature-lenth film.


Producer: Jason Outenreath
Production Companies: University of Texas at Austin
Cinematographer: Jason Outenreath
Editor: Greg Martin Purifoy
Sound Design: Korey Pereira
Cast: Jorge Arróliga, Dervin García, Yolanda Espinoza González, Salvadora Arróliga, Benjamín García, Cristián López, Rita Espinoza, Epifania Marín León, Blanca González, Jorge Borge, Lorenzo Obregón

Print Source: Jason Outenreath – CineAid,



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