The 22nd Annual North Carolina Latin American Film Festival kicks off this coming Monday, November 1st. The opening film will be screened at Durham’s Carolina Theater. It is called “Brother Towns or Pueblos Hermanos.” It was made by Duke’s Charlie Thompson and Michael Davey, filmed in both America and Guatemala. It follows two different towns, Jacaltenango, a Guatemalan highland Maya town and Jupiter, Florida, a coastal resort town connected through a web of immigration, family and work.
Films will be screened though November 20th in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh and Greensboro. All are free and open to the public. Some of the highlights include:
• “The Two Escobars” by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (USA/Colombia, 2010)
• “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” by Juan Jose Campanella (Argentina, 2009)
• “Chigualeros” by Alex Schlenker (Ecuador, 2009)
• “Crude: the real price of oil” by Joe Berlinger (USA/Ecuador, 2009)
• “Terras” by Maya Da-rin (Brazil, 2009)