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LPB FUNDED PROGRAMS SCREENING AT ATLANTIDOC IN URUGUAY

LPB is proud to announce the screening of EL GENERAL, OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS and CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE at the 2010 Uruguay International Documentary Film Festival, Atlantidoc. Atlantidoc is held every year with the aim of presenting a perspective of new documentary productions and showcasing the best and most diverse works of this genre. Atlantidoc also tries to motivate local distributors to buy new films and TV shows. For more information, please visit: www.atlantidoc.com.

EL GENERAL
Producer: Natalia Almada
Genre: Documentary
Length: 90 Minutes
Friday, December 3, 2010, 8 p.m.

Past and present collide as filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924. Time is blurred in this visually arresting portrait of a family and country living under the shadows of the past. Past and present collide as filmmaker Natalia Almada brings to life audio recordings she inherited about her great-grandfather, General Plutarco Elías Calles, a revolutionary general who became president of Mexico in 1924. Time is blurred in this visually arresting portrait of a family and country living under the shadows of the past. Co-production of ALTAMURA FILMS and ITVS in association with LPB, with funding provided by the CPB and AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY | P.O.V. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at:www.altamurafilms.com.

OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS
Producer: Juan Mandelbaum
Genre: Documentary
Length: 90 Minutes
Friday, December 3, 2010, 6 p.m.

OUR DISAPPEARED/NUESTROS DESAPARECIDOS is a filmmaker’s personal search for the souls of friends who disappeared in Argentina during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship. The pain of their absence and the lack of justice for many of the perpetrators continue to haunt the country. Each story shows different aspects of the horrors that befell them. The film also focuses on these young people’s dreams for a better society before they were taken away, and on the legacies that live on through their now grown surviving children. They show that there is hope even after such an enormous tragedy. Co-production of ITVS in association with LPB. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at:www.ourdisappeared.com.

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Genre: Documentary
Length: 60 Minutes
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6 p.m.

During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history, they make history. As a child of farm workers, Reynoso felt the sting of injustice, and later as a lawyer, and then the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, he used his “justice bone” to eradicate discrimination and inequality in an effort to make the promise of the American dream a reality for all. CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is a compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.reynosofilm.org.

LPB FUNDED PROGRAMS SCREENING AT THE HAVANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

LPB is proud to announce the screening of 2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY, IMMIGRANT NATION! THE BATTLE FOR THE DREAM and CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana. The festival’s mission is to acknowledge and showcase films which contribute to the enrichment and reaffirmation of cultural identity in Latin America and the Caribbean. The festival will take place Tuesday, December 2, 2010 to Sunday, December 12, 2010. For more information, please visit the festival website at: www.habanafilmfestival.com.

2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY
Producer: Yolanda Cruz
Genre: Documentary
Length: 60 Minutes

2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY chronicles the personal experience of Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago, who learned the truth of the old saying that you can never go home again. After more than a decade living abroad, Santiago returned to the Zapotec Sierra seeking the village of his childhood. Instead, he found abandoned houses, empty streets, and deserted farm fields. Santiago’s sense of emptiness drove him to search for answers in his art. His current project, 2501 Migrants, expresses his response—a symbolic community of life-size clay sculptures in homage to those who left. He plans to repopulate his village one statue at a time. Like many migrants, Santiago survives by recreating memories of life back home. 2501 MIGRANTS: A JOURNEY tells his story and the stories of countless others. For more information, please visit the filmmaker’s website at:www.2501migrants-themovie.com.

IMMIGRANT NATION! THE BATTLE FOR THE DREAM
Producer: Esau Melendez
Genre: Documentary
Length: 90 Minutes

IMMIGRANT NATION! THE BATTLE FOR THE DREAM is a feature documentary film about the modern immigrant rights movement. In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation. The film also interweaves the stories of individuals, organizations, activists and community leaders united by passion and a concern for justice. This film illustrates the opposition to the controversial HR4437 immigration bill as well as the ongoing struggle and demand for comprehensive immigration reform. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.immigrantnationfilm.com.

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE
Producer: Abby Ginzberg
Genre: Documentary
Length: 60 Minutes

During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history, they make history. As a child of farm workers, Reynoso felt the sting of injustice, and later as a lawyer, and then the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, he used his “justice bone” to eradicate discrimination and inequality in an effort to make the promise of the American dream a reality for all. CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE is a compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived. For more information about the film, please visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.reynosofilm.org.

‘CRUZ REYNOSO’ SCREENING AT THE BOSTON LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE will be screening as part of the closing program at the 9th Annual Boston Latino International Film Festival. BLIFF brings the latest films addressing issues of importance and interest to the Latin American and Latino communities to greater Boston. This year, they will be screening 40 movies from 15 countries and 10 directors are attending.

Screening on Sunday, December 5, 2010, 7:00 pm at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

For more information, please visit the BLIFF website at www.bliff.org.

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