'Unfinished Spaces' and 'Paraiso for Sale' Selected to Screen at the 2012 San Diego Latino Film Festival

We are proud to announced that the LPB funded films UNFINISHED SPACES and PARAISO FOR SALE have been selected to screen at the 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. The festival will take place March 8 – 18, 2012. For more information about the festival and to stay up-to-date with upcoming news, follow them on Facebook!

UNFINISHED SPACES
Producers: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray
Documentary/84 min
Screening: Saturday, March 12th, 12:30pm (Screen #2)
Tuesday, March 13th, 5:30pm (Screen #2)
Thursday, March 15th, 8pm (Screen #2)

In 1961, in the heady first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects to build the Cuban National Arts Schools on what had been the golf course of a country club. Before they construction was completed, the Revolution became Sovietized, and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeoise and counter-revolutionary. The story has many more fascinating twists and turns, as these radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who would get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.ajnafilm.com.

 

PARAISO FOR SALE
Director: Anayansi Prado
Documentary/75 Minutes
Screening Saturday, March 17th at 5:30pm.

What price would you pay for paradise? And who would you be willing to take it from? Panama is one of the most sought after real estate destinations in the world. The archipelago of Bocas del Toro, a gem hidden away in the Caribbean side of Panama, attracts retirees and developers from the US with its crystal clear waters and luscious trees.

Filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, returns to her homeland to document the effects the fast-growing migration of American retirees and developers to Bocas del Toro is having on the local community. PARAISO FOR SALE explores issues of modern day colonialism, residential tourism and global gentrification and reveals that migration between Latin America and the US is not just a one-way street. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.paraisoforsale.weebly.com

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