Latin American Stories at SF DocFest; Co-Presenting The Engineer

The 13th San Francisco DocFest runs from  June 5th to 19th with screenings, panels and events in San Francisco and Oakland.  Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting THE ENGINEER, a biographical film that profiles a criminologist in El Salvador who has dedicated his life  life to finding the missing children, casualties of the ongoing brutal gang violence that’s plagued the country for years. For tickets:  http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8

THE ENGINEER
El Salvador/Guatemala/UK-  Directors Juan Luis Passarelli and Matthew Charles
Roxie Theater Sat Jun 7 9:15PM / Thu, Jun 12 9:15 PM
For tickets: http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8
“Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries, El Salvador. He has made it his mission to find the hundreds of missing teenagers who have fallen victim to the country’s brutal gang conflict. He travels from one crime scene to another, always in danger of becoming a victim himself. The filmmakers hold nothing back showing us the grim and graphic realities of his work and his devotion to finding all those lost.” – JM/SFDocFest

OF KITES AND BORDERS/De Cometas y Fronteras
Spain/Mexico- Dir. Yolanda Pividal
Roxie TheatreSun, Jun 8 2:30 PM
For tickets/trailer: http://bit.ly/1ngkccK

“Through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana, we see the daily struggles of children living on the US-Mexico border. Eddie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States, Carmela is a nine-year old who works in the city dump and dreams about going to school. And brothers Adrián and Fernando don wrestling masks to perform matches at busy intersections in order to support their family. Screens with Life on the Line.” – JM/SFDocFest

Bronx Obama
USA – Dir. Ryan Murdock
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 8 7PM – Jun 11 9:15PM
Oakland School for the Arts Sat, Jun 14 5PM
Tickets/Trailer: http://bit.ly/1nfIAex
“When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the ‘look of a lifetime’ and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.” – JM/SFDocFest

For full program details visit SFIndie.com