VIDEOTECA DEL SUR in New York (1989 - 2011)d

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PROGRAM August - November 2011
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La cuiudad de los fotógrafos

August 23
THE VOICE OF THE MAPUCHE
Dir.: P. Fernández - A. Henríquez / ARGENTINA - CHILE / 2008 /113’
In a journey through different Mapuche communities the film takes the viewer across rivers and mountains. It registers the words and wisdom of Mapuche culture. The film breaks through the official news blackout, when it enters the prisons where defenders of Mapuche rights are serving their sentences.

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Un hombre de exito

August 30       
FABRICA DE HUMO
Dir.: Adrián Replanski / CUBA / 2007 / 141’
Cast: Norberto Blanco, Héctor Echemendía, Israel Guerra, Miriam Martínez.
Sebastian, a laconic, withdrawn and unemployed man in his twenties, creates his own, fictitious workplace in an abandoned factory, a space that brings a measure of meaning to his drab existence. The workplace draws the attention of Pimentel, an old carpenter who also finds refuge in Sebastian's invention.

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El candor de los nicagraguenses

September 6
TRANSITO PERDIDO
Dir.: Kathia Sevilla / NICARAGUA / 2010 / 5’
In the midst of Managua’s streets, where the transit of vehicles is chaotic, lives Richard, whose life is comparable to the crazy traffic of the streets.

LA ULTIMA OFENSIVA
Dir.: José Luis Sanz - Juan Carrascal / EL SALVADOR / 2009 / 80’

Twenty years after signing the peace treaties to end the war in El Salvador, the Arena and FMLN parties fought a democratic contest, where for the first time, the left was likely that came to power by a decision of the people.

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Los chicos desaparecen

September 13
MISS AMERIGUA
Dir.: Luis R. Vera / PARAGUAY / 1994 / 93’
Cast: Raquel Baeza, Ayesa Frutos, Sonia Marchewka, Wilfrido Acosta.
A satiric tragicomedy about the extraordinary incidents that take place this special day, the day the Beauty Queen of the Year will be crowned. In the spotlight there are three girls, who all see their chances for a better life if they'll be the chosen one. The film is also about the post dictatorship social reality.

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Mujer guerrilla

September 20         
VIEQUES UN PUEBLO FORJANDO FUTURO
Dir.: Johanna Bermudez / PUERTO RICO / 2000 / 17’
Historical documentary about the peaceful resistance movement against the bombing practices of the US Navy in Vieques, in 1999.

PORTALES, LA ULTIMA CARTA
Dir.: Paula Leonvendagar / CHILE / 2010 / 71’
Tells the process of excavation of Diego Portales remains, showing how was the discovery, and identification of the body. In parallel there is an investigation of the life, work and death of the controversial Chilean minister.

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Lima Was!

September 27
PRIZED SHORT FILMS FROM ARGENTINA
IVAN ANTEOJOS
Dir.: Natalia Sofía Molina / 2008 / 17'
Ivan is a thirteen years boy that attends first year at a private college. He is in love with a girl who also uses lenses, but that belongs to another division.

AHORA TODOS PARECEN CONTENTOS

Dir.: Gonzalo Tobal / 2007 / 24’

The story of a professor of 43 years old and a student of 14 years old who fled together in Córdoba, escaping from their lives, in a improvised journey.

 

TUNELES EN EL RIO
Dir.: Igor Galuk / 2009 / 20'

All the summers more than a hundred people disappear in Rio de la Plata. Today, Juan and his two children go fishing with to the coast of Punta Piedras.

 

ENTRE NOSOTROS
Dir.: Darío Stegmayer / 2005 / 22’

Two brothers inherited a house and leave for a short trip to find it. Their journey takes them up to an unexpected place.

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Depois da festa

October 4          
ESTUDIOS DE MOVIMIENTO
Dir.: Martín Boulocq / BOLIVIA / 2007 / 16’
Shows the birth, development and death of a dancer under water.  The movement, the light. A poetic tribute to the basic principles of the cinema.

BOMBADEIRA
Dir.: Luis Carlos de Alençar / BRAZIL / 2007 / 75’
That’s the title given to transvestites who illegally insert silicone on their clients’ body in order to modify it. This symbolic universe of death and rebirth, in which a life cycle is ended in order to start other one, is reveled by this documentary.

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Lo mas bonito y mis mejores anos

October 11       
POSTALES DE LENINGRADO
Dir.: Mariana Rondón / VENEZUELA / 2007 / 93’
Cast: Laureano Olivares, Greisy Mena, William Cifuentes, Haydee Faverola.
For the young narrator of this film, being born into a socialist uprising in 1960s Venezuela wasn’t easy. She and her cousin Teo have learned how to live a clandestine life, making an ongoing game out of survival, with everything from code names and creative disguises to making themselves invisible.

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Entre los muertos

October 18           
LIMITE
Dir.: Fernanda Sanjurjo / URUGUAY / 2008 / 11’
In a Montevideo bar, the lunch hour is a space in which different characters appear and boundaries are blurred as smell, tastes and dialogues intermix.

LA TIERRA SE QUEDO

Dir.: Juan Sarmiento G. / COLOMBIA / 2010 / 76’

Solangel, Ruben and Teodoro walk around through the chaos of the populated city of Bogotá. They are looking for job and a little justice. They feel the painful experiences of the past; all of them were violently forced to leave their lands.

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La clase

October 25                        
LADRONES A DOMICILIO
Dir.: Angel Muñiz / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 2008 / 93’
Cast: Manolo Ozuna, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Johanny Sosa, Pericles Mejias.
Tells the story of a professor whose main objective is to ensure his family welfare in an honest form. The problems begin when trying to get a scholarship at a private university for his eldest daughter. In order to achieve this he is looking for extra work that leads him to know an environment of corruption.

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La sombra del caminante

November 1        
EL DESCUARTIZADOR
Dir.: Mendel Samayoa / GUATEMALA / 2005 / 5'
A video-comic fron Sweet Dalila series that recounts the adventures of a killer: a neo-liberal woman after war in Guatemala.

EN ESPERA
Dir.: Gabriela Calvache / ECUADOR / 2010 / 15’
In a remote village lives a girl who for the first time, goes to school in the city where she must confront a different reality.

 

LA VERDAD NO CONTADA
Dir.: Jorge Cajar / PANAMA / 2011 / 62’

The history of banana plantations workers in Chiriquí.  The documentary makes a recount since the United Fruit Company arrival, in 1927, until the present.

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La isla de la juventud

November 8
EL PEJESAPO
Dir.: José Luis Sepúlveda / CHILE / 2007 / 90’
Cast: Héctor Silva, Jessica Calderón, Yanni Escobar, José Melo, Juan Caroca.
Daniel S. S. is a man affected by a series of personal problems, economic and their inability to the system. In an act of desperation he jump into the furious flow of the Maipo river, in Pirque. A child and a neighbor from the area rescued him and with this, give him a new chance to rebuild their lives.

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El ultimo confin

November 15
CAMINO A LA ESCUELA
Dir.: Humberto Saco / PERU / 2004 / 19’
Documents the harsh living conditions at an altitude of 4,000 meters, despicted in the lives of a group of students and in their teacher in the Peruvian highland.

MEMORIA CUBANA

Dir.: Alice de Andrade - Iván Nápoles / CUBA / 2010 / 70’

A different look on the world: from the Missile Crisis to the fall of Pol Pot, from the death of Che to Salvador Allende, from the Carnations' Revolution to the wars in Africa. Thirty years of ICAIC newscasts from the Cuban point of view.

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El ultimo confin

November 22
PIEDRAS VERDES
Dir.: Angel Flores Torres / MEXICO / 2000 / 88’
Cast: Vanessa Bauche, Osvaldo Benavides, Juan C. Retes, Oscar Chávez.
Mariana has lived a life that began in chaos when her mother was killed in an accident before Mariana was born; the baby was saved, and then sold to a wealthy couple through a black-market adoption agency. As she grows to adulthood, Mariana finds herself often feuding with her adopted mother Dolores

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El ultimo confin

November 29
LA MARINA ERRANTE
Dir.: Pablo Ortega / COSTA RICA / 2008 / 31’
Denounces the environmental damage from a touristic project, as well as the network of corruption of government officials and investors involved.

LALO GUERRERO: THE ORIGINAL CHICANO

Dir.: Dan Guerrero / USA / 2006 / 53’
Documentary about the legendary Lalo Guerrero considered Father of Chicano Music. His career and songbook guide the viewer through seven decades of Mexican-American history from Repatriation, the union’s struggle, and more.

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