Screen/Society--NC Latin American Film Festival--"Sin Nombre" + short animations by Walter Tournier
(Cary Fukunaga, 2009, 96 min, Honduras, Mexico, USA, in Spanish w/ English subtitles, DVD)
-- Preceded by short animations by Walter Tournier: Chatarra/Junk (2015, 5 min) and Alto el Juego/Cease the Game (2016, 6 min)
From award-winning director Cary Fukunaga, Sin Nombre is an epic dramatic thriller about a young Honduran woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaytan), who joins her father and uncle on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past and elude his unforgiving former associates.
Winner for Best Foreign Language Film at the Austin Film Critics Association Awards!
“There is bitter and breathtaking truth in the story and in the story-telling, which won Fukunaga the directing and cinematography awards in the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival.”
-- Los Angeles Times
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).