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Panamanian International Film Festival LA

A full day of recent films from Panama, with the filmmakers in attendance.  A couple highlights:

A look at young girls participating in beauty pageants, and the effect on their lives.

Heroe Transparente
In the tradition of native indigenous leaders rising up in response to unfair treatment from colonial governments, Victoriano Lorenzo successfully waged guerilla warfare against the central government in Panama in the early 1900’s. His uprising was only terminated when, like the great North American chief Crazy Horse, he agreed to negotiate only to be betrayed and assassinated.

Earlier Event: November 20
La Ciudad
Later Event: November 23
Empire of Dreams