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Hispanic Film Festival: HotDocs

Sunday, September 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Psychology 105
This event is open only to current Reed students, faculty, and staff.

The Spanish department is sponsoring a Hispanic film festival featuring current movies from various Latin American countries and Spain. All films are subtitled and will be screened Sundays,  4–6 p.m., in Psychology 105. Please join us to enjoy these contemporary films, learn about political and cultural concerns, and practice your Spanish.

The film for Sunday, Sepetmber 29, is HotDocs. In 1988, when director María Fernanda Restrepo was only 10 years old, her life changed in the cruelest of ways: her two brothers—then 14 and 17—vanished without a trace. Only later did the family learn that the boys had been illegally detained, tortured, and murdered by the Ecuadorean police. Now, decades later, with her brothers’ remains still missing, Restrepo embarks on the painful journey of recounting her family’s story. In the process, she comes face to face with the suspects, and documents yet one more search in Lake Yambo, where the boys’ bodies were dumped. “Giving up is the only way to lose a battle,” says Restrepo’s father, still asking for clues and protesting in Quito’s Presidential Palace Square every Wednesday against the lack of answers. The film portrays one of the darkest political episodes in Ecuador and provides an insider’s look to the recent history of this country.

The Hispanic Film Festival was made possible with the support of Pragda, and the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., Spain-USA Foundation. Special thanks to the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Drumm.
Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Sep 25, 2013

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