V Censurados Film Festival – Muros (In)visibles/(In)Visible Walls
Saturday, September 29 at 8 PM
Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission.
Muros (In)visibles / (In)visible Walls is an itinerant film series that has traveled through, across, and over walls, borders and borderlands from Peru to Los Angeles. A selection of narrative and documentary shorts made by and featuring people living on and in spite of borders, this series has been screened at “the wall of shame” in Lima, Peru, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, and on the Tijuana-San Diego border. This series was curated by La Combi Arte Rodante, a Lima-based NGO committed to advocating for human rights and environmental justice through film screenings and filmmaking workshops that give people the tools to tell their own stories.
THE GOOD MOTHER
Directed by Sarah Clift
Mexico | 2017 | 6’
A Mexican mother embarks upon an epic journey across land and through her politics, to find her son’s birthday request – a Donald Trump piñata.
THE OTHER SIDE
Directed by Griselda San Martín
Spain, USA and Mexico | 2016 | 6’
The Other Side is the story of deported musician Jose Marquez and his daughter Susanna who have
been separated for almost 15 years but meet every month on either side of the US-Mexico border wall.
M.A.M.O.N (MONITOR AGAINST MEXICANS OVER NATIONWIDE)
Directed by Alejandro Damiani
Uruguay, Mexico | 2016 | 5’
While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling
from the sky to the desert, on the Mexico – US border, divided by an enormous wall. An hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
THE UNITY OF BIRDS
Directed by Cruz Lisandro Morena
Argentina | 2017 | 30’
Central American people coexist in the most populated migration channel around the world,
trespassing Mexico throughout the United States.
Directed by Merve Cirisoglu Cotur
UK | 2017 | 7’
The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of
struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy
house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp with full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.
Directed by Rana Kazkaz y Anas Khalaf
France | 2016 | 13’
A father and daughter play on the Mediterranean shore. The love they share is obvious. So why does the man suddenly put the child’s life in danger?
BOLINGO, THE FOREST OF LOVE
Directed by Alejandro G. Salgado
Spain | 2017 | 30’
The story of a journey undertaken by women migrants from the heart of Africa to the north of Morocco, in search of the European dream.