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Film Thursday March 5: Cineastas de Granada: Films by Nicaraguan Women

From: John
Sent on: Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:17 AM
Dear Radical Visionaries:


Cineastas de Granada: Films by Nicaraguan Women

Join us Thursday March 5 at San Francisco's Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts for an evening of remarkable films by Nicaraguan women. Cineastas de Granada is a free film and video production program for teenage girls from various barrios in Granada, Nicaragua. The classes offered there include writing, directing, cinematography, sound, and editing. Thursday's screening will present several short films by the students of Cineastas de Granada, followed by the award-winning documentary De Nina a Madre by Florence Jaugey. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

The Mission Cultural Center is located at 2868 Mission Street (at 24th St.)
More info on the MCCLA: www.missionculturalcenter.org
More info on the films: www.cinegranada.org

Admission is $5-10.

6:00 Meet at Mission Pie (2901 Mission St., at 25th) for coffee and conversation. (Note: The pies at this cafe are amazing).

6:45 Walk across the street to the Mission Cultural Center to purchase our tickets. The films start at 7.

8:30 After the film program we will meet for coffee and conversation at Cafe La Boheme [masked]th St. at Mission).


Program Notes:
El Grito de Silencioso (The Silent Shout)
(Written and directed by Yelba Lopez and Marta Martinez, 7 minutes)
A young woman refuses to leave her abusive relationship and pays the ultimate price.

Diriomo, Mi Pueblo: Artista de Piedras (My Town Diriomo: The Stone Artist)
(Written and directed by Nadieska Mena, 10 minutes)
A portrait of a stone carving artist from Diriomo.

El Escuadron de Condones (The Condom Squad)
(Written and directed by Samantha Chevez, cinematography by Yelba Lopez; 16 minutes)
Part action movie, part comedy and part drama, a working class teenage girl is pressured by her older, well to do boyfriend to have sex without a condom.

De Nina a Madre (From Girl to Mother)
(Written and directed by Florence Jaguey, 70 minutes)
This compassionate documentary follows three Nicaraguan teenage girls through their pregnancies and the births of their babies and then follows up with the girls one year later.

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