The documentary Brazadas, produced by UIC Barcelona, finalist in the 13th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival

The UIC Barcelona documentary features the sports challenge take on by Daniel Rossinés, who swam around the island of Menorca with the aim of raising awareness about and raising funds for research into ALS

The name of the winning audiovisual productions of the 13th edition of the BCN Sports Film Festival will be announced at a gala that will take place at the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sport Museum. The documentary Brazadas, produced by UIC Barcelona and released in June 2022, is among the 67 finalists selected from the nearly 2,000 nominations received from around the world.

Brazadas is a documentary about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that follows open water swimmer Daniel Rossines throughout his second solidarity sports challenge known as Upside Down Challenge Menorca. Rossines went around the island swimming more than 130 km parallel to the coast to raise funds for research into the disease. Mercedes Milà, Juan Carlos Unzué, Laura Madrueño and Jordi Sabaté, among others, joined the solidarity cause. Committed to solidarity, research and sustainability, UIC Barcelona became involved in this cause by filming Daniel Rossinés in the challenge and producing the documentary, which has given a voice to ALS patients and their families.

Finalist productions will be screened at various BCN Sports Film Festival venues from 20 to 28 February. A jury made up of figures linked to the sports, journalistic and audiovisual field will choose the winners and these will be announced on 25 February. Brazadas can be seen on Tuesday, 21 February, at 6.00 p.m., at the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum.

Organised by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and the Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, the BCN Sports Film Festival once again spotlights audiovisual productions from around the world that transmit values such as the will to improve, companionship, and integration, among others.

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