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THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH – SCREENING ROOM B

6pm-7:20pm
Tatami
Documentary Feature

The main topic of this documentary is the psychosocial impact that brazilian jiu jitsu has on the daily life of ordinary people, including the directors´. By being part of it, it becomes inevitable to adopt a life style in which they can fight their frustrations redirecting them to the practice of this discipline. If emphasises the importance of working together with all kind of different people and learning from each other, in order to make ourselves strong enough to achieve inner peace, and how although we all have the same goal, it can be reached in several ways, narrated by the point of view of its participants.

7:20pm-7:45pm
Dogs &Tacos
Drama Short

High school junior Alma Pantaleon arrives at her after-school work shift at a local South Los Angeles taqueria. Instead of tacos-and-burritos-as-usual, things get complicated when she finds herself stuck baby-sitting a former boyfriend's younger brother, who's no longer the "sweet little boy" she remembers.

7:45pm-8:30pm
The Wolves' Game
Action Short

A day in the life of three criminals following a man of interest in the streets of Lima.

8:30pm-10:15pm
Tierra Yerma
Drama Feature

Two brothers return to Chile from Iraq where they’d worked as private military contractors. After Pelao kills himself Jorge embarks on a journey with Pela’so ex-wife, taking his brother’s ashes up to their village on the Altiplano.

10:15pm-midnight
Time Riders
Documentary Feature

On 6 December 1914, revolutionaries Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa took control of Mexico City. Over a century later, a group of rural actors will seek to relive that glory. As they make their way through Mexican towns from their home in Quebrantadero, Morelos, to the capital city, members of the troupe find themselves confronting the past—as well as the present. Recurring parallels force us to wonder just what has changed in a hundred years’ time.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH – SCREENING ROOM C

6pm-6:25pm
Marketvita
Drama-Comedy Short

Winter night; hard times. A man pursues his goal through the streets of the city. When reached, he discovers he's not alone...

6:25pm-7pm
Bienvenidos
Comedy Short

An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world the chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.

7pm-7:20pm
La CLAVE
Drama Short

Our film, set in Southern California, is based on the fictional story of Adriana, a young mother dealing with the aftermath of her divorce. It portrays Adriana’s daily struggles and emotional turmoil as she begins to develop symptoms of a serious mental illness. As her problems progress, her small son and parents grapple with understanding what she is experiencing and how to best help Adriana.

7:20pm-8:20pm
Trails of Hope and Terror
Student Documentary

Why does the United States currently have an immigration crisis on our Southern borders?

8:20pm-9:20pm
A Contratiempo
Documentary Short

9:20pm-10:10pm
Torrinha Giving It All
Documentary Short

10:10pm-11:50pm
The Metal Islands
Documentary Feature

This documentary examines metal music in the Caribbean.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH – SCREENING ROOM C

6pm-7:10pm
Love with a Colonial Scent
Documentary Feature

The film uses Puerto Rico’s colonial situation with the USA, the island’s bankruptcy and breath taking vistas as a backdrop to focus on the debate over gay marriage on the island.

7:10pm-7:30pm
Manga Warrior
Fantasy Short

"Manga Warrior" is a fantasy / drama short film from the producers of the independent film, "Andrea y Lorenzo". Loosely inspired in the Japanese Manga art form mixed with live actors, "Manga Warrior" revolves around the conflict between a comic book artist and his own creation. Struggling to come to terms with the past, "Manga Warrior" makes us wonder, how art is the catalyst for redemption and moving on.

7:30pm-8:35pm
Four Journeys
Documentary Short

A documentary about four women who immigrated from South America into New York. Four stories of courage, stamina, strength and success.

8:35pm-9:10pm
Teta
Documentary Short

A nursing mother tells her story.

9:15pm-9:55pm
Short Film Block
-Automatas, comedy
-Cuba, drama
-El Condor, thriller
-Sphere of Life,
documentary

-Sphere of Life,
Documentary
Short film that offers an introspective view of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, which extends between the southern state of Puebla and northern Oaxaca in Mexico. The actor Humberto Zurita gives life to the protagonist character of this environmental saga, the long-lived Elefant´s foot tree. Narrated in the first person, this endemic tree shows us its relationship with other forms of life, while inviting us to protect its heritage values.

9:55pm-10:35pm
Throughout the Years
Documentary Short

10:35pm-11:50pm
Y Los Tamales?
Comedy Feature

Hector, the cab driver, has been asked by his wife on Christmas Eve to pick up tamales for an unknown reason and deliver them to her as soon as possible. However Hector picks up Chris a handsome gay man, Hillary a sexy stripper, a Bad Santa who is in a hurry and a thief and they take the ride of their lives.

 
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