RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America

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.

+ 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.

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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.

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

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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.

+ WITH FIDEL WHATEVER HAPPENS
(Goran Radovanovic, Serbia, 2011)
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Mastra.

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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.

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

Followed by DJ SET with DRINKS
Movimientos DJ Cal Jader will provide a Latin DJ Set till midnight.

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.

DocHouse is a year-round festival of weekly showcase documentary screenings in UK cinemas. Established for over ten years through events, masterclasses, festivals and education outreach, DocHouse has achieved a high profile within the documentary community and beyond, raising public awareness of documentary across the UK.

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RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America


Event Title: RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America
Postcode: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
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