Reel Causes is a community partner for the 11th Annual VANCOUVER LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL!
Thurs Sep 5 • 5:30pm | Pacific Cinematheque
Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany, 2012 • 80 min
Spanish with English subtitles
SYNOPSIS: Ignacio and Alejandra are a young couple who are shooting a documentary about the people who disappeared from an indigenous village during the Guatemalan Civil War. From among the families who are still searching for their loved ones, they meet Delfina and her son Juan. Delfina still hopes to find her husband, but Juan is fed up with the search. He knows who was responsible for the disappearance of his father: someone who still lives in the same village. Dust (Polvo) is a contemporary portrait of a Guatemalan society, fragmented and divided, that cannot yet free itself from the brutal legacy of war.
August 30 – September 8, 2013
The 11th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival runs from August 30th until September 8th, 2013. What started as a single-venue, three-day event has blossomed into a vibrant, multiple-venue, ten-day celebration of Latin American culture. This year’s festival will feature over forty of the best feature-length and short films (both fiction and documentary) to come out of Latin America over the past year.
Highlights of VLAFF’s 11th festival include: a Spotlight on Colombian Cinema; Canada Looks South, a program of films by Latin-Canadian filmmakers; Asian Perspectives from Latin America, a series of four feature-length films that address themes of Asian identity within a Latin American context; and, a series of talkbacks with guest directors following selected screenings. The festival will culminate with the presentation of four awards: the First-Time Directors Award; the Al Jazeera Documentary Award; the VLAFF Short Film Award; and, the Youth Choice Award.
Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.