Alborada return to Latin America Conference with our documentary film festival. This event forms part of #Alborada10
See also: https://alborada.net/events/alborada10/
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All films have English subtitles.
Latin America Conference 2019 will feature over 50 speakers including from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, plus workshops, films and stalls.
::: REGISTRATION: 09:15 – 09:45
::: PLENARY 1: 09:45 – 10:40
All films have English subtitles.
::: FILM SESSION 1: 10:45 – 11:45
A Phoenix (26 mins, 2018, Directors: Simon Diaz-Cuffin and Osvaldo Diaz)
A Chilean exile living in England makes the decision to return to Chile after forty years, but not before taking a last trip with an old friend. With the intention of revisiting the places where he once lived decades ago, they embark on a journey to the northern city of Newcastle, where not much has changed apart from their perspective. Returning to distant emotions, and confronting their current identity, they recall the acts of solidarity that they maintained with Chile during the dictatorship.
The film will be introduced by the directors Simon Diaz-Cuffin and Osvaldo Diaz
Black Migrants in Mexico (Director Ebony Bailey, 15 mins)
With Trump’s rise to power, thousands of Haitians seeking entry to the US are now left stranded at the northern Mexico border. But Black migration is not new to Mexico, as people from the African Diaspora have lived here for centuries. In this short documentary, we meet Haitians stuck at the border as well as Africans in Mexico City to explore Black migration and identity in Mexico.
::: FILM SESSION 2: 11:50 – 12:50
Colombia: The Fight for Peace (25 mins, 2019, Director: Redfish)
The 2016 peace deal between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels should have ended one of the world’s longest civil wars. But Colombia’s right-wing government has been accused of refusing to honour the deal and with over 700 activists, journalists, and FARC members murdered since the deal, peace remains out of sight.
redfish travelled to Colombia to speak with human rights defenders and victims of the war to hear about the struggle for peace and the fight for justice.
Humanitarian Caravana for Life in Bajo Atrato (10 mins, 2019, Director: Javier Moya)
>Short film by Justice for Colombia /
++ Q&A with JFC Director Hasan Dodwell
::: LUNCH BREAK/FILM SESSION 3 – 12:50 – 14.00
> A 35 min segment of the documentary
Herencia (Cuba, 60 mins, Director: Ana Hurtado)
Plus Q&A with the film’s director and the Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso Grau.
More information: https://www.herenciadocumental.com/
In association with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign
::: PLENARY 2: 14:00 – 14:55
::: FILM SESSION 4: 15.00 – 16.00
Venezuela: The Failed Coup (27 mins, 2019, Director: Ahmed Kaballo)
The film seeks to dismantle the mainstream media narrative about Venezuela showing how the Venezuelan people, in situations of instability and violence, have historically opted for peace and popular organisation, especially during this recent time.
++ Q&A with the film’s director
Venezuela: Defending the Revolution (15 mins, 2019, Director: Redfish)
While Trump is threatening Venezuela with military intervention, Venezuelans are not waiting to organise themselves to be ready to confront any threats that they may face, both from inside and outside the country.
redfish got exclusive access to the People’s Militia in Venezuela to hear from those prepared to defend their revolution.
In association with the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
::: PLENARY 3: 16:05 – 17:00
Alborada will have a stall with free back issues of our magazine, T-shirts, mugs, books, DVDs and music.
1) 10:45 – 11:45
Chile’s Awakening: Neoliberalism, Crisis and Change
The Other War: Media Misrepresentation of Progressive Latin America
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