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UnionDocs Presents Special Screening of Bolivian Film “Still Burn”, 11/24

STILL BURN

A film by Mauricio Alfredo Ovando

(Algo quema, Bolivia, 2018, 77 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles)

Alfredo Ovando Candia was a military general who served as Co-President of Bolivia from 1965–66 (and again from 1969–70) after overthrowing sitting President Víctor Paz Estenssoro. His political and military service connected him to the largest massacre of workers in the country’s history, as well as the military campaign in which Che Guevara was killed. Incorporating archival footage recorded during Ovando’s de facto government, home movies, and interviews with relatives, filmmaker Mauricio Alfredo Ovando’s debut feature studies the many profiles of his grandfather to juxtapose his family’s memories with the official history.

Winner of the Best Director and FIPRESCI awards at the 2018 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Still Burn is a courageous, perceptive documentary about how collective and personal memories are created from—and ultimately shape—a complicated legacy.

 

Sunday, November 24, 7:30pm*
UnionDocs
322 Union Avenue Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
For more information and tickets in advance visit: www.uniondocs.org

*Q&A with director Mauricio Alfredo Ovando follows the screening.

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