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Alborada Films @ Rich Mix : Documentaries from Latin America and beyond


Film 1 – 2.30pm doors / 3pm start / 5pm finish 

Fidel Up Close (Fidel de cerca) (UK Premiere) – Director Q&A

(directed by Eduardo Flores Torres, Gabriel Beristain, Roberto Chile, 90 minutes, 2019)

There is probably no other protagonist of the 20th century who has been as much talked about and as studied as Fidel Castro and FIDEL UP CLOSE is already being lauded as “the definitive documentary on Fidel Castro”. FIDEL UP CLOSE delves into the lesser known facets of Fidel Castro’s personal and intimate life from the perspective of those closest to him, including his children, close family members, collaborators, delegates, employees and some detractors.

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Film 2 – 5.15pm doors / 5.30pm start / 7.30pm finish

Santiago Rising (Santiago se levanta) (London Premiere) + Live Director Q&A

(directed by Nick MacWilliam, 89 mins, Alborada Films, 2021)

SANTIAGO RISING takes place on the streets of Chile’s capital city in late 2019, as large public protests over economic inequality engulf the country. The film charts the build-up to the historic vote, in October 2020, that saw Chileans vote for a new people’s constitution to replace the one imposed during the brutal Pinochet dictatorship.

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Film 3 – 7.45pm doors / 8pm start / 9.50pm finish 

Diary, Letters, Revolutions (Diário de uma busca) 

(directed by Flávia Castro, 107 mins,  2010

1984, October 4th, Porto Alegre, Brazil. The journalist and ancient activist Celso Castro died by shotgun in the apartment of a man suspected of connexion with ex-Nazis. Accident? Murder? Suicide? 25 years after his death, his daughter Flavia Castro tries to clear the mystery. Between investigation and diary, the film tells the story of a family destiny bound with dreams and hopes of a whole generation of activists.

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– £7 waged
– £6 low waged
– £5 concession
– £10 solidarity