SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION 

DOCUMENTARY

CICLO DE CAMBIO

CYCLE OF CHANGE

Moved by the lack of opportunity for women and youth in her community in El Salvador, Reina Molino ventures to Guatemala to study bici-maquinas—bicycle pedal-power technology. 

Director: Sarah Frei

Country: United States

Year: 2017

CWE Auditorium: 

Monday, June 11 @ 1:00PM

EBB TIDE

 

Zee, an 86-year old retired teacher decides to go back to the happiest time of her life when she worked in the 90s in East Harlem. This journey will challenge her in ways she never expected when she learns people don't communicate like they used to.

Director: VIvian Rivas

Country: United States

Year: 2018

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU 

Thursday, June 14 @ 6:00PM

FREE FLIGHT

Free Flight is a documentary on the Misquito people of Honduras and their attempt to save their natural resources, especially the scarlet macaw, from land-grabbers and poachers intent on destroying them. 

Director: Denise Richards

Country: Honduras

Year: 2016

CWE Auditorium: 

Saturday, June 9 @ 3:00PM

JÓVENES VALIENTES. LA PASIÓN DE UN SUEÑO

BRAVE KIDS

Every effort comes with its own reward. The years involved in ballet training reap unforeseen strengths on those who practice it. Beyond the art, the sweat and the work with the body, it is courage and valor that develops within.

Director: Giovanni Granada

Country: Colombia

Year: 2017

CUNY Graduate Center - Martin Segal Theater: 

Monday, June 11 @ 5:45PM

LA HOYADA

Between 1980 and 2000, Peru experienced the most extreme period of violence in its history. The Ayacucho region was the most affected. A group of Ayacucho women have been fighting for the construction of the Shrine of Memory La Hoyada, where the army built furnaces to incinerate the bodies of people who suffered extrajudicial executions.

Director: Roberto Flores

Country: Peru

Year: 2017

Instituto Cervantes: 

Friday, June 8 @ 6:00PM

LA MUDANZA

THE MOVE

"The Move" (La Mudanza) follows the third move of Casa Migrante Amsterdam - the first open house for Spanish-speaking immigrants. It’s an opportunity to emphasize the connection between moving and migration and the work of volunteers.

Director: Maria N Dominguez

Country: Netherlands

Year: 2017

CWE Auditorium: 

Monday, June 11 @ 1:00PM

NO ESTAMOS SOLAS

WE ARE NOT ALONE

Berta Caceres was murdered on the 2nd of March 2016 due to her outspoken defending of nature, wáter rights and indigenous Lenca culture. As the coordinator of COPINH (Honduran Indigenous People’s Council), she carried out important work with women human rights defenders in collaboration with ADES (Organization for Socioeconomic Development). Female Human Rights defenders face specific threats and challenges, which these organizations aim to identify and minimize.

Director: Maria Aizpuru

Country: El Salvador - Honduras

Year: 2016

Instituto Cervantes: 

Tuesday, June 12 @ 6:00PM

TAILOR

WE ARE NOT ALONE

Tailor is a transgender cartoonist who shares the experiences and everyday/societal challenges of other trans people on his web page.

Director: Cali dos Anjos

Country: Brazil

Year: 2017

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU: 

Thursday, June 14 @ 6:00PM

VIDA COMO RIZOMA

LIFE AS A RHIZOME

Klaus Volkmann is a man who leads a simple life with a positive view of the world. He shows how our existence can branch at any point and in any direction, like a rhizome. This film shows how simple it can be to live more connected with ourselves, with others and with nature.

Director: Lisi Kieling

Country: Brazil

Year: 2016

CWE Auditorium: 

Saturday, June 9 @ 3:00PM