1. Everyday Rebellion: The Art of Change
As part of Mexicomorphosis, GIFF presents the documentary Everyday Rebellion: The Art of Change. What does the Occupy Wall Street movement have in common with the homeless people in Spain or the Arab Summer? What is the link between Ukranian activists in Femen and an islamic cultura like Egypt? Directed by brother Arash and Arman Riahi, Everyday Rebellion is a tribute to all these peaceful movements that throughout history have caused a social and political change all around.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy this original production in Bellas Artes at 1:00 pm.
- The Salt of the Earth
Winner of many awards and nominated to an Academy Award for Best Docuementary Feature, The Salt of the Earth is a French production about the career of photographer Sebastião Salgado. For forty years, Salgado has travelled through the continents capturing how humanity changes. He has been a witness to events that have marked our recent history and now he travels to virgin territories, making this a tribute to the beauty of the planet. The documentary will be projected at Cinemex at 2:00 pm.
- Screenings from our Guest Country of Honor: Turkey
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Alina is a woman who returns to her native Rumania. There she reunites with her childhood friend Voichita, the only person she has ever loved and felt protected by. Voichita has changed a lot in the years they’ve spent apart. Now she lives in a convent surrounded by a repressive environment filled with austerity and orthodox religion rules that she has submerged herself into, subject to the priest that imposes to his flock. Alina will do whatever she can to get her friend out of this situation.
The film was screened at 6:00 pm at Cinemex
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Anatolia is a península made in the furthest-West borders of Asia, situated for the most part in Turkish territories. The film tells the journey around the península where an attorney, a chief of pólice, a medical examiner and several employees that support the operation move two brother who just confessed to a crime and are now looking for a place to bury the body. The search is complicated when the prime suspect confesses he was too drunk during the crime and can’t remember exactly what happened.
The film will screen at 8:00 pm at Cinemex.
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