A day of documentary film and discussion about Latin America. Screenings and talks will explore issues ranging from the peasant farmer led resistance to the coup in Honduras, underground hip-hop movements in Argentina and Venezuela, and the role of the press during Allende's Chile. Accompanied by an evening event with live music from some of the finest London based Latin musicians.
> SESSION 1: (MIDDAY-2.15PM)
BUENOS AIRES RAP
75 mins, 2014, Diane Ghogomu, Segundo Bercetche and Sebastian Muñoz
**European Premiere and Skype Q&A with Diane Ghogumo
Dynamic documentary exploring hip-hop culture's influence on Buenos Aires, Argentina and vice versa.
"Buenos Aires Rap is a documentary which, as the name suggests, is about the rap and hip-hop scenes active in Buenos Aires today. But it’s more than that. Directors Diane Ghogomu, Segundo Bercetche and Sebastian Muñoz have taken hip-hop and used it as a framework to portray a snapshot of the variations of life in contemporary Buenos Aires. It’s a stunning piece of film-making, with characters as dynamic and engaging as the music they’re making, as well as beautiful shots of the city, from the streets of the provincial slums to the clubs in the city centre." Sounds and Colours - http://www.buenosairesrap.com/
+ 25min exceprt fromAlborada
Films' Hip Hop Revolucion
The story of a dynamic collective of Venezuelan musical revolutionaries
> SESSION 2: (2.45PM-5PM)
RESISTENCIA: THE FIGHT FOR THE AGUAN VALLEY
92 mins, 2015, Jesse Freeston
**UK Premiere and Q&A London Premiere and Skype Q&A
Feature-length documentary on the Resistance to the 2009 coup in Honduras. When a 21st century military coup ousts the only president that ever supported them, these peasant farmers took over the plantations in the Aguan Valley as part of the fightback.
> SESSION 3: (5.30-7.30PM)
EL DIARIO DE AGUSTIN (Agustin's Newspaper)
80mins, 2008, Ignacio Agüero
**London Premiere and Skype Q&A with director
A multi-award winning documentary that questions the power of Chile’s most influential media group El Mercurio and its owner Agustin Edwards' collaboration with Chile's dictatorship and the anti-democratic role of powerful media groups in Chile.
> SESSION 4 (8-11PM)
LIVE MUSIC: BANDA CONDORITO
Eclectic Chilean ensemble formed in London in 2014, named after Condorito, a cartoon born in Chile in 1949 which encapsulates the best and the worst of Latin American idiosyncrasy. Whilst the band play music rooted in Chilean music heritage, their loyalty to tradition is to be tested.
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Day pass: £12 adv /£10 concs
Individual sessions: £5 adv /£4 conc