(Film Screening Friday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)
December 6: I am David (2003)
Discussant: Dr. Ed EmanuEl
When a society makes war on children, that society is doomed to self-destruct. I Am David is a film that surprisingly discovers a small instance of humanity in the otherwise inhuman existence within a Cold War concentration camp. The child is, David. He is alone in a strange world that he neither trusts nor understands. David’s entire twelve-year life has been spent in a grisly prison camp in Eastern Europe. He knows nothing of the outside world. But when he is given the chance to escape, he seizes it. With his vengeful enemies hot on his heels, David struggles to cope in this strange new world, where his only resources are a compass, a few crusts of bread, his two aching feet, and some vague advice to seek refuge in Denmark. Is that enough to survive? 84 minutes. Rated PG.
Chicano & Latin American Studies’ Film Festival: Thursday, December 5, 5:30 p.m. Alice Peters Auditorium (University Business Center (UBC) PB 191, Parking Code: (333404)
December 5: The Death of Pinochet (2011)
Discussants: Bettina Perut & Ivan Osnovikoff (Directors)
On December 10, 2006, General Pinochet died in Santiago’s Military Hospital. For 24 hours, his death reawakened the political divisions that marked Chile’s recent history with dictatorship, death and violence. In The Death of Pinochet, Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff use original footage and the testimonies of four characters who lived through that day, to relate the end of a key chapter in Chile’s history. A work that balances tragedy and comedy, it is a surprising portrait of Chilean society. In observing and giving voice to a group of Chilean people on a very special day in that country’s history, Perut and Osnovikoff show the same provocative spirit that they demonstrated in their previous film Noticias (News). By the time of his death, Pinochet had not held power in Chile for several years. However, this fascinating documentary shows that although Pinochet may now be gone, he has certainly not been forgotten. The Death of Pinochet is yet another example of this filmmaker duo’s ability to handle reality and show it in the rawest way. Not Rated, 67 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Co-sponsors: Departments of History and Modern Languages and Literatures
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