We are proud to announce the screening of the LPB funded films JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER, CHILDREN OF MEMORY, REPORTERO, and UNFINISHED SPACES at this year’s Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival.
Cine+Más SF contributes to the Bay Area’s active and diverse arts scene through the Latino Film Festival, year-round programming and special events centered on Latino arts- including the visual, performance, and literary arts.
The Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from the US, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. It is a celebration of the latest work coming out of the 20+ countries with which we share a bond. The festival will take place September 13 – September 28, 2012. For more information, please visit: www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/festival-2012.
JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER
Director: Kimberly Bautista
Documentary/ 69 minutes
September 15th, 3:15PM (Opera Plaza)
September 22nd, 5:00PM (Mission Cultural Center)
Adela Chacón Tax was brutally murdered in July 2007 and left behind a houseful of charming, boisterous family members, including her three children and her sister Rebeca. Rebeca is struggling to get justice in a system imbued with societal normalization of violence against women. JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER investigates the concept of femicide, or gender-based killings, in Guatemala, and how different people in the rural town of Escuintla remember and make sense of Adela’s death.
CHILDREN OF MEMORY
Director: María Teresa Rodríguez
September 16th, 1:15PM (Opera Plaza)
September 23rd, 3:00PM (Mission Cultural Center)
September 28th (Eastside Cultural Center)
During the Salvadoran civil war of the 1980s, hundreds of children disappeared. Many were survivors of massacres, taken by U.S.-trained soldiers of the Salvadoran Army and permanently separated from their communities and identities. Now, a human rights organization called Pro-Búsqueda is helping to reunite these children with their families. This documentary follows survivors of the war to the present, revealing a heartbreaking search to reclaim former bonds and identities in a country slowly healing itself from the scars of war.
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
September 16th, 7:00PM (Opera Plaza)
September 28th, 7:00PM (MACLA)
REPORTERO follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at ZETA, a Tijuana-based muckraking weekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in what has become one of the deadliest places in the world to be a journalist. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been murdered or have gone missing since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime groups.
REPORTERO is a co-production of Quiet Pictures, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Directors. Benjamin Murray and Alysa Nahmias
September 19th 7:30PM (Galeria de La Raza)
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.