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Latino Films at the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, June 14—21

 

JUNE 14—21

FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER and IFC CENTER

Latino Films Presented by Cinema Tropical

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is honored to share powerful stories from Latin America and the U.S. This year, we are featuring courageous women in Venezuela, a Cuban mother who wants what is best for her children’s future, and undocumented students in the U.S.—fighting for the right to pursue their education.

For more information and tickets in advance visit:
https://ff.hrw.org/new-york

VOICES OF THE SEA

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(Kim Hopkins, UK, 2018, 99 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

In this tiny, remote Cuban fishing village, Mariela, a mother of four, longs for a better life and to escape to the U.S. Her husband wants to stay. The tension between them builds further after her brother and neighbors flee the country, risking their lives to chase the American Dream.

Friday, June 15, 6:30pm, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Kim Hopkins.

Sunday, June 17, 8:45pm, IFC Center
Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Kim Hopkins.

WOMEN OF THE VENEZUELAN CHAOS 

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(Margarita Cadenas, France/Venezuela, 2017, 83 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

Embodying strength and stoicism, five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear.

Friday, June 15, 9:15pm, IFC Center
Screening followed by a discussion with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas and Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Senior Americas Researcher, HRW 

Saturday, June 16, 3:30pm, Film Society  of Lincoln Center
Screening followed by a discussion with filmmaker Margarita Cadenas and Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Senior Americas Researcher, HRW 

THE UNAFRAID

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(Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, USA, 2018, 85 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles)

The Unafraid introduces three high school students in Georgia, banned by the state from attending top state universities due to their DACA status, and their passionate fight to pursue their dreams of higher education and dismantle oppressive policies and mindsets.

Thursday, June 21, 7pm, IFC Center
Screening followed by discussion with filmmakers Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, Clara Long, Senior Researcher, US Program, HRW and special guests.

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