The Colors of the Mountain
New York PremiereDir. Carlos César Arbeláez. 2010, 88 mins.
Colombia/Panama. 35mm print. While nine-year-old Manuel is playing a game of soccer, his precious ball is kicked into a minefield. Amid adventures and kids’ games, signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of a village deep in the La Pradera region of the Colombian countryside. An impressive debut by Arbeláez, who tells the story almost entirely from the children’s perspective.
Dir. Cesar Manuel León Osorio. 2010. 5 mins. Digital projection. Guatemala. U.S. premiere. Ixquic is placed in a Catholic school and decides to express her Mayan faith at the time of her baptism.
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