DocHouse Mini-Fest – Resistencia: Focus on Latin America

DocHouse Mini-Fest - Resistencia: Focus on Latin America

A journey across Latin America today,
through revealing documentaries and illuminating discussion.

RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America
Saturday 22nd September, 12pm – 10pm
Rich Mix Cinema. All bookings through www.richmix.org.uk
Day pass £22, Individual programme ticket £7. Concessions available.

A panoramic view across Latin America today, from life at the Mexican border, through the Peruvian jungle, and all the way to the streets of Santiago. These outstanding documentaries reveal the Latin America you don’t see on TV; Here are the indigenous people and the workers of Latin America from Chile to Peru to Colombia. Those suffering the most from the exploitation of their land and their rights but who are the ones willing to stand up and resist!

Programme 1
12.30pm ONE FRONTIER, ALL FRONTIERS – UK PREMIERE
(David Pablos, Mexico, 2010)
2,000 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.
Tralier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo7xBiqUgs4

+ 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.
Tralier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0Sc2wu51-E

Programme 2
2.30pm LAW OF THE JUNGLE – LONDON PREMIERE + Director Q&A
(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. Tralier: http://vimeo.com/32664625

+ PROTEST CHILE
(Michael Chanan, UK / Chile, 2011)
Capturing Chile’s mass student demonstrations.

Programme 3
3.10pm CITY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
(Sebastián Moreno, Chile, 2006)
The story of the fearless Chilean photographers who risked death to record life under Pinochet’s brutal military regime.
Tralier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcCKSrFP5yY

+ WITH FIDEL WHATEVER HAPPENS
(Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 2011)
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Maestra.
Tralier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe6AvVdQQeU

Programme 4
8pm STOLEN LAND – UK PREMIERE
(Margarita Martínez & Miguel Salazar, Colombia, 2010)
The Nasa people of southern Colombia are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land.
Tralier: http://www.robatierra.com/

+ dir Q&A Margarita Martínez Escallan and PANEL DISCUSSION (Speakers TBC)

DJ SET with DRINKS
DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) + VJ Pora (LAB) in the Rich Mix Bar with underground Latin beats from Cumbia and Salsa to Brazilian beats, set to a bold series of projections featuring Latin America’s vibrant social movements and videos from some of the continent’s most conscious artists.
www.movimientos.org.uk

Join us for ‘drinks between the docs’ for a taste of Latin America too. Complimentary Chilean wine provided by TRIO and exotic fruit juices provided by Fruto del Espíritu.

Region: All
Start Date: 22/09/2012
End Date: 22/09/2012
Start Time: 12:30
Venue: RIch MIx Cinema
Venue Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London
Website: http://www.bit.ly/resistdoc
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
Press Tickets:
Name: Alexis Wood