Features include award-winning films Que Horas Ela Volta (The Second Mother) from Brazil, Las Elegidas (The Chosen Ones) from Mexico, Ixcanul from Guatemala, and more. Showcased films will range from controversial topics such as sex trafficking and child marriage to lighter topics such as self-discovery and cultural awareness.
Silencio En La Tierra De Los Sueños (Silence in Dreamland), Ecuador, 2013
After the death of her husband, silence and loneliness reign in this old lady’s house. She made routine her best friend and faith her shelter. Only in her dreams she runs away from those four walls to a timeless magic land where the sea speaks without using words. Her days go by like this; between the real life and dreams… until a street dog comes to her door.
Grand Rapids, MI: March 31 - April 2. Full information here. All screenings free and open to the public. Featured film directors will be present during the festival for panel discussions.