September 28, 2011 (Presentation of the films by Vera Lauer)

6 – 7:15 pm

Choropampa, The Price of Gold (Choropampa, el Precio del Oro)

Documentary by Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd / 2002 / 75 min. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles

 A devastating mercury spill by the world’s richest gold mining corporation transforms a quiet peasant village in Peru’s Andean mountains into a hotbed of civil resistance. A courageous young mayor emerges to lead his people on a quest for healthcare and justice. But powerful interests conspire to thwart the villages at every turn in this epic two-year chronicle about the true price of gold.

 

7:25– 7:35 pm

A Fiancée in New York (Una Novia en Nueva York)

Fiction short by Gianfranco Annichini / 1987 / 9 min. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles

A 68-year-old Peruvian man writes to a marriage agency in New York in hopes of finding a millionaire wife who will help save him from poverty

7:45 9:15 pm

Paradise (Paraiso)

Full-length fiction film by Hector Galvez / 2010 / 90 min. Spanish dialogue with English subtitles

PARAISO is a borough of displaced people situated in the outskirts of the city of Lima and this story is a walk through the lives of five youngsters who live there trapped, without opportunities, or future…But who feel that have to do something about it.

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