Cine Liberación: A Day of Documentary & Discussion about Latin America
Sunday, 9 November 2014 from 12:00 to 23:00 (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alborada and Movimientos present a day of documentary and discussion about Latin America centred around the themes of Exile, Solidarity and Culture. Films screened to include the new acclaimed documentary on the late, legendary Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa.
The event will close with a special musical performance by Lokandes Quartet & guests.
Midday-11pm (4 sessions)
Venue: Rich Mix (Main Hall)
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Prices: £5/£4 advance (concession) // 2 session ticket £7/£6 advance (concession) // Day ticket £12/£10 advance (concession)
*We will have a number of stalls selling latin american music, books, dvds, our tshirts, as well as crafts, jewellery, collage and children's clothes.
**We will also have Chilean empanadas (meat and cheese) for sale on the day.
> SESSION 1: EXILE (MIDDAY-2.30PM)
::: Displaced (Directors: Pablo Navarrete & Teilo Vellacott, 5 mins)
A screening of a work-in-progress short film about members of a displaced community in the Colombian region of Chocó.
> Introduced by the directors.
::: Hora Chilena (Directors: Camila Iturra, Lautaro Vargas And Kip Loades, 2013, 79 minutes)
Hora Chilena tells the story of Chileans who fled Pinochet's Chile and sought refuge in Cambridge.
> Introduced by the directors.
> SESSION 2: SOLIDARITY (3-5PM)
::: Nae Pasaran* (Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra, 2013, 13 minutes)
In a small Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile.
> Introduced by the director (via skype video link)
* This version of the film is in English but will have Spanish subtitles as well.
::: Chilean internationalism & the victory of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua (Presentation by Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark, London School of Economics)
::: Let There Be Light (Director: Roberto Chile, 2006, 12 minutes)
An account of 'Misión Milagro' (Operation Miracle), whereby Cuban doctors restore the sight of people from all over the Americas.
::: On the Slopes of the Himalayas (Director: Roberto Chile, 2006, 37 minutes)
The work of Cuban medical volunteers in Pakistan following the devastating earthquake of 2005.
> SESSION 3: CULTURE (5.30-7.30PM)
::: Goppi the Cuban Indian (Director: Sonum Sumaria, 2013, 7 minutes)
Am intimate culinary journey with Goppi, one of the very few Indians living in Havana, Cuba.
This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical -- and political -- heritage of Latin America... and the world.
> SESSION 4 (8-11PM)
& Movimientos & Alborada Soundsystem DJs
Having supported the likes of legendary South American acts Kjarkas (Bolivia) and Susan Baca (Peru) (the latter whom gave a glowing review of the band's performance) and following a recent collaboration with Juana Fe's Juan Ayala (Chile) Lokandes continue to make their mark as one of the truly exceptional live acts emerging from the Latin community in London. They take the melodies and energy of Andean music and mix it with Rumba, Reggae and Afro-Latin rhythms. The band unites musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, China and the UK, and sets their highly original music, alongside socially conscious lyrics. Having released their first album two years ago they are currently working on the follow up due out in 2015.
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Alborada is an independent platform for Latin America-related issues such as politics, media and culture. We organise documentary screenings and talks about the region, offering perspectives rarely found in the mainstream media.