Manhattan Neighborhood Network El Barrio Firehouse is pleased to invite you to the Latino Film Market 2017 live pre-screening event, a new gathering space for up-and-coming Latino filmmakers in New York City to network with industry professionals.
Wednesday- July 26, 2017 / 5:00PM-10:00PM
LATINO ANIMATION - ANIMACION LATINA
After an Arctic expedition goes wrong, a man and his dog find a safe place to survive the night, only to discover a new challenge in the morning.
Directed/Animated by Daniel R. Paulsen
DEEP FEELINGS - SENTIMIENTOS PROFUNDOS
A mother hides the truth in fear of losing her son. A son embarks on a journey to India to find his biological father, a monk.
Directed/Written by Saraswathi Balgam Koushik Bokissa
FACING CHALLENGES - ENFRENTANDO RETOS
Waterfalls and Lace
It consists of an audio interview with an adult entertainer, and footage of her performing pole dancing.
Exploring her experiences of her profession and touches on the implications of automation and technology for sex workers and their industry.
Directed/Written by Florencia Escudero
Is about to shut its doors on December 31st 2016. The fast growth and the new development of the area makes it harder for Terraza 7 to continue with its legacy of arts and politics. Nowadays, all of the community members are in denial regarding the resolution of closing its doors.
Directed by Carlos Freire
A mother receives the news that her oldest son is moving to another city far away. Now frightened by her son's departure, the mother refuses in fear of being alone.
Directed/Written by Diego Camilo Figueroa
Street vendors face many problems in New York City. One of those issues is the cap that limits the number of licenses given to them since 1981, provoking a significant increase in black market deals. Meanwhile, Street Vendors Project advocate for street vendors rights.
Directed/Produced by Carla Franchesca
A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE - UNA CLASE DIFERENTE DE AMOR
Since I Laid Eyes
Two former lovers, Charlie and Ilene, reconnect over drinks after a six-year breakup. They explore the reasons why their secret relationship failed while trying to decide whether or not to rekindle the dysfunctional romance.
Directed by Adel Morales
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT - ENPODERAMIENTO DE LAS MUJERES
The Room of Bones
A poorly equipped and underpaid team of forensic anthropologists is sent to study the countless mass graves in El Salvador, trying to identify the victims using fragments of bodies. Desperate mothers go for DNA tests in the hope of being able to bury the bones of their sons and daughters. Shot in muted colors and with muted emotions, this film is in the search of physical and metaphysical remains and uncovers the unprecedentedly brutal history of this small Central American country. The impossibility of resolving the local situation is illustrated by the film’s central metaphor hidden in its title: El Salvador is like a closet overflowing with bones, too small for this much death.
Directed/Written by Marcela Zamora