Screening
Invasion (Invasión)

Part of Cinema Tropical Festival 2016
Saturday, February 27, 12:30 p.m.

Winner of Best First Film at the 6th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards 

Panama/Argentina. Dir. Abner Benaim. 2014, 93 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles. New York premiere. Using reenactments and interviews, filmmaker Abner Benaim documents the collective memory—as well as the selective amnesia—of his fellow Panamanians around the 1989 U.S. invasion to overthrow General Manuel Noriega. The lives of the people of the Central American nation were deeply shaken by the American military incursion. Invasion—Panama’s first film to be submitted for the Best Foreign Language Oscar—is a witty and engaging documentary that talks about the perils of sovereignty, democracy, and endangered virtues of today’s ultra-capitalist world. The film not only explores the mechanisms in which memory is turned into history, but holds a mirror to the present to show how the recent past shapes Panama today.

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