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Sunday, June 5 | 6:30pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $15 General Admission
This ticket grants you entrance to the Closing Night Party at Cinecycle
It is a fact that some parts of Latinoamérica have been plagued by the horrors of illegal drug production and trafficking. Under the siege of organized crime, average citizens must face the dangers of this reality while trying to survive and to live dignified lives, constantly afraid that this day, or that day, could be their last. Sadly, “narcotraficantes” remain very real and dangerous invisible predators.
Films In Program:
Tierra virgen / Virgin Land
2015 • Peru • 15′ • Documentary
A small family of farmers is trying to break its ties with the local drug production lords, but bad habits die hard, sometimes with fatal consequences. This short film shows director Gionvanni Aloi’s skills for suspense, pace, and social commentary.
Los reyes del pueblo que no existe / Kings of Nowehere
2015 • Mexico • 84’ • Documentary
Three families live in a village partially submerged by water in Northwestern Mexico: Pani and Paula do not want to close theirtortilleriaand spend their spare time rescuing the town from ruins; Miro and his parents dream of leaving but can’t; Yoya and Jaimito live in fear but have everything they need.Los reyes del pueblo que no existe is an award-winning documentary that has been collecting accolades around the world in such renowned festivals such as SXSW, Zurich and Morelia. Betzabé won Best Documentary Director at Premios Cinema Tropical 2016. Los reyes del pueblo que no existe was listed as 2015 Best Film by Sight & Sound magazine.Awards / Selected Screenings: Premio del Público en SXSW, Premio de Jurado at Full Frame Documentary Festival, Best Internacional Documentary at Zurich Film Festival, Best Mexican Documentary at Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Internacional Jury Awards at This Human World Festival, Nominated to Best Opera Prima for Cinema Eye Honors 2016 .