Screen/Society--Latin American Film Festival--"Images of Decolonization": The Other Side of the Ocean

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 12:30pm to 8:00pm

“Images of Decolonization” -- Program 2
(Short film/video works, DVD)

Part of the Latin American Film Festival.

– Curated and introduced by guest director Raul Moarquech Ferrera-Balanquet!

> Pasaje de las Bonitas @roma (2010). Elias Falla & Ilse Morfin (Mexico/Yucatan) 5:46 min.

Fragments of everyday life from the market Lucas de Galvez are intercut with drawings and special effects to show a unique representation of mestizaje and the social conditions of a landscape encompassing several historical times.

> La Huaychiva de Yaxcopoil/The Tale of Yaxcopoil (2008). Jose Luis Rodriguez (Yucatan/Mexico) 6 min.

The result of an art and narrative workshop with Mayan youth in the town of Yaxcopoil, Yucatan. The animation tells the story of a woman who became a witch when her husband sleeps. Narrated by Jamin Novelo Montejo.


> Poporo (2006). Luis Cantillo (Colombia) 4 min.

A video animation exploring the complex cosmology of Colombian indigenous culture. Inspired by the collection of the Gold Museum in Bogotá.

> Candide (2005). Patricia Montoya (Colombia/USA) 13 min.

An experimental narrative video about lesbian love and emigrant longing performed on a rooftop in Tijuana. By superimposing memory and chance, theatricality and documentary, with the specificity of color, landscape, language and architecture the video builds contrasting impressionistic and expressionistic visual and aural representations of Tijuana and San Diego.

> Sabana de la Mar/Sea Shore (2003). Scherezade Garcia (Dominican Republic/USA) 4 min.

Interrogating migration out of the Caribbean, from the sea shores of the DR, Haitians and Afro Dominicans jump into the waters looking for a better life beyond the horizon.

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> Do Outro Lado Do Rio/From the other side of the river (2004). Lucas Bambozzi (Brazil) 89 min.

In a borderline ambiance, between Brazil and French Guyana, small stories reveal the state of discontent of several residents who see themselves, in an obsessive way, only beyond the borderline.

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Sponsors: Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

White 107 (White Lecture Hall)