The Latin American Film Festival returns to the Pearse Centre this year, featuring shorts and documentaries from the vibrant cultural region. Latin America was the first to experience the disastrous impact of neoliberal masochism (that we are now experiencing in Ireland with an apathetic attitude) and the first to revolt against it. Festival highlight Water Rising underlines this effect with a scathing exposé of resistance to water privatisation in Bolivia.
A unique feature this year is Director Focus, with Water Rising and Muralistas both Irish/Latin co-productions from budding home-grown filmmakers, Muireann de Barra and Aisling Crudden.
Here’s a rundown of the weekend. All screenings are free.
Friday 19th April
Latin Shorts 1 [[71’] 6.00 pm
Young, NIcaraguan and Organised [11.5’] 8.00 pm
Dreaming Nicaragua [78’] 8.15 pm
Saturday 20th April
Latin [EU] Shorts [76’] 6.00 pm
El tren de Las Moscas / The train of Flies [14’] 8.00 pm
Muralistas [25’] 8.15 pm
Water Rising [52’] 9.00 pm
Sunday 21st April
Latin Shorts 2 [74’] 6.00 pm
Bonita – Ugly Bananas [23’] 8.00 pm
A Mexican Sound [13’] 8.25 pm
Palestine in the South [52’] 8.40 pm