UC Berkeley's Center for Latin American Studies presents a series of recent Latin American films:
(O Menino e O Mundo) Boy and the World, Brazil
Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Academy Award-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and color.
El Clan, Argentina
This tense true-crime thriller recounts the astonishing true story of a seemingly normal Argentine family that secretly ran a deadly kidnapping ring.
The Mexican Suitcase, Mexico/Spain
he story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War negatives by the legendary photographer Robert Capa and fellow photographers Gerda Taro and David "Chim" Seymour.
María is a 17-year-old girl who lives with her parents on a coffee plantation at the foot of an active volcano. Betrothed to her father’s boss, the foreman of the plantation, María nonetheless promises her heart to Pepe, a poor laborer.
Berkeley: Sept. 28 - Nov. 9. Full details here.