The 2015 edition of the Bronx World Film Cycle has several Latin American films, including:
The 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama serves as an excuse to explore how a people remember, transform, and often forget their past to re-define their identity and become who they are today. Invasión documents the collective memory and willful amnesia of Panamanian filmmaker Abner Benaim's fellow countrymen through a combination of reenactments and interviews about the 1989 event. A platform to address the perils of sovereignty, democracy and endangered virtues of today's ultra-capitalist world, Invasión explores how memory becomes history, holding a mirror up to our recent past reflected in the new Panama.
El Codo del Diablo (The Devil's Elbow)
Costa Rica, 1948. Four days before Christmas, Setico, a 12-year-old boy, must take a train in search of his father. A trip that will reveal the forgotten memories of this banana enclave and the murder of six political prisoners in a place known as The Devil’s Elbow.
New York: Dec. 5 - 6. Full lineup and details here.