October 13 - October 27, 2018
-- Curated by Gustavo Furtado, Romance Studies/Latin American Studies
The 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival brings together an eclectic selection of new films from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. This diverse constellation of works is united by their cinematic exploration of moments of transformation — when individuals, communities, or even nations are at crossroads of dangers and/or possibilities. Screenings throughout the Triangle, including those listed below at Duke University. [ View complete festival schedule, including other venues ]
Sponsored by the Duke-UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Duke Brazil Initiative, the Office of Global Affairs and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).
The film speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of 1966 Cultural Revolution China are set alongside archival images of events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay, it investigates how the people who took part in those events continued onward after passions cooled.
After many years away, Ariel (Alan Sabbagh) is summoned by his distant father to his childhood home in the bustling Jewish quarter of Buenos Aires, known as El Once. Over the course of seven days, Ariel grapples with his religious upbringing and the ways it informed his relationship with his father.
In 1991, the USSR is falling apart and Cuba enters its hardest economic crisis. Sergio, a professor of Marxism who can't provide for his family, and Sergei, a Soviet cosmonaut stranded in the Mir space station, share a common passion: amateur radio. Through this hobby, both men will be able to help each other in facing the dramatic changes of their countries.
A gripping courtroom drama following the trial of removed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, O processo is a rare documentary that unfolds into something akin to theater.
--Q&A w/ director Maria Augusta Ramos
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.