For this Saturday (22 Sept.) DocHouse has organised a mini Latin film fest at the Rich Mix cinema in Bethnal Green. It will be a journey across modern Latin America through a series of documentaries, discussions and even some nice Chillean wine.
During the day, Dochouse will be showing no less than five feature-length documentaries and two shorts, plus there will also be a panel discussion and dir Margarita Martínez Escallan will attend for a Q&A after her film Stolen Land, which has it’s UK premiere at Resistencia.
The programme consists of four separate entities:
ONE FRONTIER, ALL FRONTIERS – UK Premiere
12.30pm (David Pablos, Mexico, 2010)
Two thousand miles of fencing separate Mexico from the USA, designed to stem the flow of immigrants crossing the border. Mexican filmmaker David Pablos observes life at the partition, where separated families, friends and lovers gather, either side of the metal grille.
+ short film THE INVISIBLES
(Marc Silver & Gael García Bernal, UK/ Mexico, 2010)
Director Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal meet migrants on the route of one of the most dangerous journeys in the world – crossing illegally from Mexico into the U.S.A – where many ask themselves if they will make it alive.
LAW OF THE JUNGLE – London Premiere + Director Q&A
2.30pm (Michael Christoffersen, Hans la Cour, Denmark, 2012)
Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a group of indigenous people protest at the airfield of a multinational oil company. When a policeman is killed and the leaders are arrested, young, impassioned Fachin Ruíz sets out to prove their innocence, resulting in the first public debate on minority rights throughout Peru.
+ short film PROTEST CHILE
(Michael Chanan, UK / Chile, 2011)
A short documentary capturing Chile’s mass student demonstrations.
CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
5.10pm (Sebastián Moreno, Chile, 2006)
The story of the fearless Chilean photographers who risked death to record life under Pinochet’s brutal military regime.
+ WITH FIDEL WHATEVER HAPPENS
(Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 2011)
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Mastra.
STOLEN LAND – UK Premiere + Director Q&A
8pm (Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar, Colombia, 2010)
The Nasa people of southern Colombia are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land.
+ PANEL DISCUSSION with:
Grace Livingstone – author of Inside Colombia: Drugs Democracy and War and a journalist specialising in Latin American affairs.
Javier Farje – Peruvian journalist, editor of Latin American Bureau & presenter at Hispan TV.
Andy Higginbottom – Secretary of the Colombia Solidarity Campaign and Lecturer in International Politics and Human Rights.
Geoffrey Kantaris – Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies, with research on contemporary urban cinema from Latin America.
After all this it is time to hit the dancefloor in the bar area of the Rich Mix where from 8pm DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) and VJ Pora (LAB) will play a Latin mix ranging from Cumbia and Salsa to Hip Hop, Reggae and Brazilian beats.
And to top it off, Dochouse has secured a sponsorship from wine label TRIO, which means that in between the screenings you can enjoy a complimentary glass of Chilean wine – Ay, caramba!
All bookings through www.richmix.org or Rich Mix Box Office on 020 7613 7498.Day Pass £22 (£18 conc) | Individual Films £7 (£5 conc)