"I should be given the title of Summa Cum Laude bum", states Ramón Rojas to camera in the first minutes of this documentary portrait filmed in the streets of Buenos Aires by visual artist María Rosa Andreotti. Musician, street poet, bum by own choice, anarchist, Rojas is one of those urban characters so marginal to the system that is virtually invisible to a majority of society. Re-discovered by Andreotti’s camera, Rojas is featured as an essential part of the current social and economic Argentine landscape.

"Ramón Rojas · Sueños de chozas" ("Ramón Rojas · Dreams of huts") deals with culture as refuge and value of survival. The documentary proposes a look into Ramón’s paradoxes as well as at the external decisions to which one may be driven, almost to the limit of losing the most intimate thing we have – the right to privacy, to fantasy and hence, to individual freedom, for all of which a home or a refuge is absolutely necessary.

© Maria Rosa Andreotti, 2009.


  • 24th Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, 7-15 November 2009.
  • VideoFest 09, Córdoba, Argentina, 11-13 December 2009.
  • UNCIPAR. Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • VI Encuentro Hispanoamericano de Cine y Video Documental Independiente: Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces. México, D.F.
  • 2010 Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival.
  • VI Festival Internacional de Cortos Cusco FENACO, Peru.
  • Pre-selected for Festival du Film de Strasbourg (France).
  • 2010 Chicago Short Film Festival.
  • MIPCOM,  International Audiovisual Market event, Cannes, France.
  • 2012 “FASE 4” Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • “24 horas de cine nacional, 2012” in the framework of the 27th Mar del Plata FF.  
  • 14th "Sudestada", Argentine Film Festival in Paris, Francia, May 2013.

Prizes and Awards:

  • May 2013. Mirada sobre el Cine Argentino Award. 14th La Sudestada Festival, Paris.
  • Special Mention Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Festival 2010 - Annual Program Without Frontiers.
  • Selected by the Jury and given an award in the framework of INCAA-organized contest to promote audiovisual contents for the Argentine Digital TV.