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Sea de luz / Let There Be Light A film by Anna Wilking

Ecuador, Personal Narrative/Social Issue Documentary, 201352 min, HDV, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

Saturday, April 26 - 12PM

St. Edward's University

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La Casa del Ritmo, A Film About Los Amigos Invisibles A film by Javier Andrade

Ecuador/USA, Music Documentary, 201298 min, HDV, ColorSpanish, English with English subtitles

Sunday, April 27 - 5PM

Alamo Drafthouse Village 2

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  ¡Adiós Padresitos!

Javier Macipe

Spain/Ecuador, Documentary, 201329 min, HD, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

 

A group of priests receives a mysterious letter from the Vatican. In this letter, they are told to leave their home as soon as possible. Their Pope then appoints a new order in their place. One of the priests does not like what is happening and refuses to passively accept it. He decides to start an indefinite hunger strike, camping in a park in Quito.

 

World Premierewww.promofest.org/films/adios-padresitos 

Print Source: Franc Planas - PROMOFEST, info@promofest.org

  

 

 

   
Yakuaya / La esencia del aguaWater Essence

Marcelo Castillo

Ecuador, Experimental Documentary, 201152 min, HD, ColorNo dialogue

Yakuaya means "the essence of water" in Quechua. The film is a nonverbal documentary that is about the value of water as essential to life. The documentary follows the journey of a drop of water, which originates in a glacier, and eventually reaches the sea. On its way it touches the lives of a peasant, it is enclosed in the rhythm of a water bottling factory, it transforms the life of a woman, it awakens hope in a desert and welcomes the innocence of two children in the sea, among other adventures. This visually engaging film, whose aim is to inspire reflection in its audience, premiered at the Ecuador Film Festival and screened recently at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

North American  Premiere

www.yakuaya.blogspot.com

Marcelo Castillo has worked independently as film director and still photographer for nine years, during which time he's directed a myriad of short films and photography series. In addition to his work in the audiovisual field, he has conducted several projects on social and community life.

Producer: Carlos IdrovoScreenwriter: Carlos Idrovo, Gullermo QuintanaCinematographer: Filippo Burbano, Marcelo CastilloEditor: Gabriel Páez, Jorge FloresSound Design: Mauricio ProañoMusic: Mauricio Proaño, Juan F. Jijón, Víctor Andrade, Jens MunchPrint Source: Marcelo Castillo, marceloxcastillo@yahoo.com

Friday, April 27 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

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Con mi corazón en YamboWith My Heart in Yambo

María Fernanda Restrepo

Ecuador, Human Rights Documentary, 2011137 min, HDCam, ColorSpanish with English subtitles

On January 8, 1988, when María Fernanda Restrepo was 10 years old, her parents went on vacation and left her in the care of her brothers Santiago and Andres. That day, she was at a friends' party and they were supposed to pick her up; they never came. A year later, her family discovered that on that day, her brothers had been tortured and assassinated by the Ecuadorian police, without any reason. Their bodies were disposed of in the Yambo lake, never to be found. This documentary is a personal journey mixed with the memory of a whole country marked by this history. This film has reached audiences internationally, including at the Guadalajara International Film Festival and the Hot Docs Film Festival.

Austin Premiere

www.conmicorazonenyambo.com

María Fernanda Restrepo Arismendi graduated from the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito. She received a Master's Degree in Direction of Documentaries from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and a Master's in Direction of Photography from the ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya). Currently she is the co-director of Escala Gris, a production company specialized in the making of documentaries and commercials. She has made documentaries for Ecuadorian national television.

Producer: Randi KrarupProduction Companies: Escala GrisScreenwriter: María Fernanda RestrepoCinematographer: Francoise LasoEditor: Iván MoraSound Design: Esteban BrauerMusic: Iván MoraCast: María Fernanda RestrepoPrint Source: Randi Krarup, rakrarup@hotmail.com

Thursday, April 26 - 7:00 PM

St. Edward's University

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A Wild Idea

Veronica Moscoso

Ecuador/USA, Activism/Documentary, 201127 min, HDV, ColorEnglish, Spanish with English subtitles

A Wild Idea is a documentary about the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, Ecuador's unprecedented proposal for fighting global climate change. In exchange for payments from the world community, the country will leave untouched its largest oil reserves. The film takes the viewer to the Ecuadorian Amazon, capturing the rain forest's stunning biodiversity. The film also focuses on the millions of barrels of oil lying beneath a place known as the ITT Block. A Wild Idea has been sharing its point of view with audiences world-wide, and recently won Best Short Film at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

Texas Premiere

www.awildidea-movie.com

Producer: Veronica MoscosoProduction Companies: UC Berkeley Graduate School of JournalismEditor: Veronica MoscosoSound Design: Dan OlmstedMusic: Max LohPrint Source: Veronica Moscoso, vero@veromundo.com

Friday, April 27 - 4:00 PM

MACC (Mexican American Cultural Center)

Free

2012 Emergencia Youth Film Program Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural CenterSaturday, April 28 1:00pm - FREE!

 

Emergencia Jury Special Presentation

 

FacingSofia Castellanos, Ulyses CastellanosCinema Du Cannes Project5 min, Austin, TX, 2011

Through the eyes of a mime, the streets of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico are filled with many stages that purport scenes of violence, apathy and human suffering.

 

 

FallenSofia CastellanosCinema Du Cannes Project15 min, Austin, TX, 2011

Struggling with being the only survivor of a fatal accident that left both his parents dead, Octavio must confront his inner demons while trying to maintain stability within his life.

 

 

Emergencia Youth Film Competition

 

Billy Lesko Cromwell - The Water BottleAmber CordovaMustang Cinema Club3 min, San Antonio, TX, 2010

A wealthy water bottle experiences a life-changing downfall.

 

 

CempasúchilesMarigoldsCésar MartínezSay Sí13 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A lost soul must find his way back to the heart of his loved one on the Day of the Dead.

 

 

FriendShipGalder Sacanell3 min, Spain, 2011

FriendShip is not as simple as it seems. Sometimes we gain or lose friends over the most trivial matters, but only the most skillful are able to keep them.

Futures for GrantedMiranda Whitus, Omar HilarioSay Sí9 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A short documentary about the repercussions of the school budget cuts implemented in the North East School District in San Antonio, TX.

How the Chipmunk Got Its StripesTulalip Native LensLonghouse Media3 min, Tulalip Reservation, WA, 2011

An animated story of how the Chipmunk got its stripes.

Le Petit ChefThe Small ChefSara Martin7 min, Whittier, CA, 2011

A young boy wants to become a chef in Paris, France, but needs to gain the approval of his father to have his dream become a reality.

One Final FlowerPeter RodriguezReal to Reel, RAW Art Works6 min, Lynn, MA, 2011

A narrative poem showing the experience and emotions of a child dealing with the loss of a loved one.

 

Peace Be upon YouMia Kozlovsky, Ricardo Castro, Marcos Kauffman, Bernard KauffmanSay Sí9 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A short documentary about the Muslim community in San Antonio, TX.

Piolas, PaúlAdrián MacíasLa Poderosa Media Project8 min, Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador, 2011

A young boy searches for work to appease his alcoholic mother and discovers he possesses a profitable talent.

The DreamerEmileigh PotterSay Sí14 min, San Antonio, TX, 2011

A look at the struggles that Bennie Veliz, the poster child for the DREAM Act, has encountered to fulfill her dream.

Una educaciónAn EducationCandida Duran, Adriana MartinezSpy Hop Productions6 min, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011

A teenage girl chronicles the trials of moving to the United States from Mexico to study in an English school.

 

 

With Kindness & Respect: Teachings from the Blackfeet NationDale Marceau, Charles Pree, Teance Bareleggings, Trevor BareleggingsIn Progress17 min, St. Paul, MN, 2011

A docu-drama that demonstrates the pride Apache youth have in their culture, the love and care they have for others, and their commitment to become strong Apache leaders.

 

 

 

 

Canción de toquilla A Song of Toquilla You Decide

Javier Andrade

Ecuador, Documentary, 2010 24 min, HD Cam, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

The famous Toquilla straw hats, commonly known as Panama Hats, are not actually made in Panama. Instead, they are made in a rural community called Pile on the coast of Ecuador. The artisans here are the last who still possess the 250 year-old knowledge of making fine, handmade hats. But due to a falling dollar and younger generations choosing paths other than hat-making, this art is disappearing. As elders explain the process of making the hats, and how they are actively teaching the craft to the youth in the community, it is also evident that the artisans of Pile could quietly, suddenly disappear.

 

World Premiere

Producer: Maria de Los Angeles Palacios Production Companies: PUNK Cinematographer: Olivier Auverlau Editor: Javier Andrade Sound Design: Cristina Arias Music: Kathiuska Lopera, Paco del Castillo, Filemon Macias Cast: Domingo Carranza, Pascuala Delgado, Idolo Espinal, Geronimo Carranza, Maribel de Carranza Print Source: Mariangeles Palacios, mariangelespb@gmail.com

 

Mexican American Cultural CenterFri. April 22 1:00 PM FREE!

 

New Children / New York Compilation

The film New Children/New York, in Cine Las Americas' Feature Documentaries in Competition this year, documents the process by which three Latino Youths from inner-city New York learn to pick up the camera and tell their own stories in their own ways through that medium. We are proud to present this compilation of New Children/New York youth films, representing many of the youth who participated in the workshops, beyond the three profiled in the documentary.

Desconocido Stranger Fausto el Piro 11 min, Ecuador, 2010

Fight Fight Fight! New Children/New York Youth Group 7 min, USA/Ecuador/Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic/Mexico, 2010

G-Boys Bryan Lopez 8 min, Puerto Rico, 2010

iTofu Desiree Camacho 6 min, Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic, 2010

Mojados Miriam Patricia Torres 6 min, Ecuador, 2010

My Life Kelvin Lara 6 min, Dominican Republic, 2010

Sad Churro Family Joshua Carrero 7 min, Puerto Rico/Aruba/USA, 2010

Toronjil con 12 esencias Toronjil with 12 Essences Miriam Patricia Torres 15 min, Ecuador, 2010

Un Ecuatoriano en Nueva York An Ecuadoran in New York Fausto El Piro 5 min, Ecuador, 2010

Wrong Way Michael Vasquez 8 min, Colombia, 2010

Mexican American Cultural CenterSat. April 23 2:30 PM

FREE!

 

Prometeo deportado Deporting Prometeo

Fernando Mieles

Ecuador, Comedy/Satire, 2010 112 min, HD/RED, Color Spanish with English subtitles

 

In a European airport, members of the EU pass through immigration freely, while the "others" wait in line. A group of Ecuadorians is specifically targeted, arrested and put into a holding cell before being deported. All of them have something to hide, including Prometeo, a young Ecuadorian with some special luggage. As time passes in the waiting room, more and more Ecuadorians arrive, and conditions soon deteriorate to inhumane levels. With no exit, a new order and illusion are created, thanks in part to Prometeo.

 

North American Premiere

www.prometeodeportado.com

 

Fernando Mieles is an Ecuadorian director, screenwriter and graduate of the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba (EICTV). Director of numerous shorts and several feature documentaries, Prometeo Deportado is his first narrative feature.

 

Producer: Oderay Game Production Companies: Other Eye Films Screenwriter: Fernando Mieles Cinematographer: Diego Falconí Editor: Iván Mora Manzano Sound Design: Juan José Luzuriaga Music: Manuel Larrea Cast: Carlos Gallegos, Ximena Mieles, Juana Guarderas, Peky Andino, Lucho Mueckay, Henry Layana, Andrés Crespo, Penélope Lauret, Ana Miranda, Patty Naranjo, Alejandro Fajardo, Alina Ortiz Print Source: Oderay Game - Other Eye Films, oderaygame@quatropublicom.com

 

 

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