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Opening night film premiere, El Cuerno de la Abundancia (Horn of Plenty), a comedy by award winning Cuban filmmaker Juan Carlos Tabío and reception at The Directors Guild Theatre

50 years of the Development of Cuban Cinema
• Retrospective of Cuban master, Santiago Alvarez’ bold and unexpected images.
• Remembering Humberto Solas (1941-2008): Legendary filmmaker whose works encompassed key moments in Cuban and Latin American history
• Showcase of works by young Cuban filmmakers

Recent Puerto Rican Cinema: films by leading directors, Jacobo Morales, Raul Marchand, Edmundo Rodriguez, and Lilian Rosado

Stranger than Fiction:  A Tribute to award-winning Colombian director, Luis Ospina

Nuevas Miradas, New Views: the latest films produced by graduate students from the International School of Film and TV (EICTV), San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba

A selection of compelling documentaries

Premieres of award-winning films from the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano that takes place each December in Havana

Special programming for children at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Educational programs including panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers

Events with Filmmakers

Receptions and parties with Latin American delegates

La Chirola
La Chirola

Dir. Diego Antonio Mondaca Gutiérrez

Bolivia. 2008. DVD. Documentary. 23 min.
NY Premiere

KJCC 04/20 @ 7 pm

La Chirola
  • English
  • Spanish

A touching look at the emotions, doubts and distress of people serving long-term prison sentences. An EICTV’s production.

Una conmovedora mirada a las emociones, dudas y angustias de la gente que paga condenas largas en la prisión. Una producción de EICTV.

 

Dir. DIEGO MONDACA

  • English
  • Spanish

Bolivian documentalist, makes his first works with the Group Ukamau along with the prestigious Bolivian filmmaker Jorge Sanjines. Is a correspondent of the Magazine of Alternative Information Rebellion. In 2005 joined the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba,where he was doing film studies and gaining expertise in Documentary Film. His most recent work, La Chirola, is his thesis and has been featured in festivals like the International Documentary of Buenos Aires and the Latin American Film Festival 2008 in Rosario Argentina, among others. He made the documentaries God, thank you, In the heart of Havana, Sierra Air, Flowers, Henry reportage and I do not remember, in addition to this the short films, Cuenta y Tantos,and Mateamos et Cogemus.

Documentalista boliviano, realiza sus primeros trabajos con la Fundación Grupo Ukamau, junto con el prestigioso cineasta boliviano Jorge Sanjinés. Es corresponsal de la Revista de Información Alternativa Rebelión. En el 2005 ingresa en la Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba, realizando estudios de cine y obteniendo la especialización en Cine Documental. Su mas reciente trabajo La Chirola, es su tesis de Grado y se ha presentado en festivales como la Muestra Internacional de Documental de Buenos Aires y el Festival Latinoamericano de Cine de Rosario 2008 en Argentina. Entre sus filmes están los documentales A Dios, gracias, En el corazón de La Habana, Sierra de aire, Flores, Reportaje de Henry y No me recuerdo, ademas de los cortos, Cuenta y Tantos y Mateamos et Cogemus.