melbourne latin american film festival

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Voces Inocentes

With sixteen films from nine countries, discover the best of Latin American cinema at ACMI.

Thu 22 Feb - Mon 26 Feb 2007
Single Session: Full $13 Concession $10
Opening Night Film and Fiesta: Full $25 Concession $20
Five Film Pass (excludes Opening Night) Full $60 Concession $45

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Melbourne Latin American Film Festival is presented by Melbourne Filmoteca: Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese Film Group in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Principal Sponsor: Select TV. Major Sponsor: LAN Airlines

All films are unclassified 18+. 


KordaVision is the true story of world-renowned Cuban photographer Alberto 'Korda' Diaz, the man behind the most famous photograph in history.

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murga y murgueros

Mouján's documentary examines the state of murga - an artform that mixes samba, tango, candombe and capoeria-like elements of dance, music and song.

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fala tu

This documentary is an intimate portrait of Brazilian hip-hop as lived by three very different non-professional rappers in Rio de Janeiro.

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new shorts by the chiapas media project

The CMP provides equipment and training to enable marginalised indigenous communities in Southern Mexico to tell their own stories.

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Maquilapolis explores the impact of the maquiladoras (large assembly factories) in Tijuana, Mexico. Screens with Obreras Saliendo de la Fabrica.

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tango, un giro extraño

Guevara's stylish documentary is a journey into the new generation of tango composers, musicians and dancers.

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mi mejor enemigo

A wry comedy set during the 'war that never was' between Chile and Argentina in 1978.

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mirror dance

Mirror Dance tells the story of twin sisters who grew up in 1950s Havana to become prominent ballerinas. Screens with Alejandro Rossi's Lima ¡Was!

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Set in Montevideo, this wry, surrealist comedy is the story of Basilio - a kind-hearted but ineffectual man in his thirties.

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ronda nocturna

Victor, a young gay hustler on a dark journey through the streets of Buenos Aires, is forced to confront his past and the consequences of his excess.

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apaga y vamonos

Mayol's documentary looks at the desperate struggle facing indigenous Pehuenche communities living in the resource-rich valleys in southern Chile.

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bialet massé, un siglo despues

Bialet Massé is a masterfully rendered documentary marked by an exquisitely sensitive humanism.

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la pluma del arcangel

The impossible becomes commonplace in this magical adaptation of a story by the great Venezuelan writer Arturo Uslar Pietri.

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a dios momo

The charming and magical story of Obdulio, an 11-year-old Afro-Uruguayan boy who learns beauty of words through the lyrics of the Murgas.

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travelling with che guevara

This is a vivid and passionate chronicle of Granado's memories and a unique look at the legacy of Che Guevara.

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voces inocentes

Innocent Voices is a deeply moving portrait of the human cost of El Salvador's 1980s civil war.

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