Latin American Selections at 12th Human Rights Film Festival at University of San Francisco

The 12th Human Rights Film Festival at the University of San Francisco runs from April 3-5th. Admission is free and open to the public. Screenings take place on campus at Presentation Theater (2350 Turk Boulevard x Masonic).

As always, the festival includes thought provoking feature length documentaries and documentary shorts from around the world including Latin America. Here are four titles that we encourage you to see. For full program information and clips visit the USF website.

Thursday April 3rd 5:30PM
OPEN SKY Argentina, Filmmaker: Ines Compan, Year: 2009, 52 min
In rural northwest Argentina, the indigenous Kolla’s land and quality of life is threatened after the government permits a Canadian company, Standard Silver to open an ambitious open-sky silver mine in Mina Pirquitas. 

Friday April 4th  7:15 PM
ROSARIO 
Mexico, Filmmaker: Shula Erberg, Year: 2013, 70 min
The documentary is a portrait of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a woman whose son disappeared at the hands of the security forces in 1975 in the city of Monterrey and whose life was transformed forever.

Saturday April 5th 12:45 PM
LA CIGUEÑA METALICA (Metal Stork)  Spain, Filmmaker: Joan Lopez Lloret, Year: 2012, 81 min
MetalStork, theTwenty years have passed since the signing of the Peace Agreements of the Salvadoran Civil War, a conflict between the army and the FMLN guerrillas. Armed forces’ operations in rural areas had devastating consequences for the civilian population, with thousands of dead and disappeared people. In the midst of the war, “la cigueña metálica” (the mechanic stork) determined the destiny of Ana Lilian, Ricardo y Blanca: Ricardo’s adoption by a military family, Ana Lilian’s wandering after surviving the massacre of her entire family, Blanca’s arrival to Spain. In the 1980s, they were disappeared children. Today, they try to understand their past to bring peace to their future.

Saturday April 5th 4:15 PM
WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? UK, Filmmaker: Marc Silver, Year: 2012, 85 min
Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered T-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity.

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#CMSF5 Official Film Selection – Final

Fiction Film Selection   Documentary Film Selection  Short Film Selection

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Official Selection-  Narrative Features

7 Boxes –7 Cajas Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori Paraguay 2012
AE-AutoExposure Disparos Juliana Reis Brazil 2012
Barrio Brawler  Jose Montesinos USA 2013
The Blue of the Sky- Lo Azul del Cielo  Colombia 2013
Chicama Omar Forero Peru 2013
Delusions of Grandeur Iris Almaraz , Gustavo Ramos USA 2012
Garifunas in Peril Ali Allie, Ruben Reyes Honduras/USA 2013
Homebound Fanny Véliz USA 2013
La Paz  Santiago Loza Argentina 2013
Porcelain Horse – Mejor No Hablar de Ciertas Cosas Javier Andrade Ecuador 2012
The Route of the Moon  –Ruta de la Luna Juan Sebastián Jácome Panama/Ecuador 2012
Sex, Love, & Salsa Adrian Manzano USA 2012
Sofia and the Stubborn Man – Sofia y el Terco Andrés Burbano Colombia 2012
Tlatelolco, Summer of ’68 Tlatelolco, Verano de 68 Carlos Bolado Argentina, Mexico 2013
Topsy Turvy -Patas Arriba  Alejandro Garcia Wiedemann Venezuela/Colombia/Brazil 2011
Xingu Cao Hamburger Brazil 2012

Official Selection- Documentary Features
The Absent Stone – La Piedra Ausente Sandra Rozental, Jesse Lerner Mexico 2012
Everything Comes from the Street  Alberto López Pulido USA 2013
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth-Corazón del Cielo, Corazón de la Tierra  Frauke Sandig, Eric Black Germany 2011
La Camioneta: A Journey of One American School Bus  Mark Kendall USA – Guatemala 2012

Latinos Beyond Reel  Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun USA 2013

The Metal Stork- La cigüeña metálica  Joan López Spain, El Salvador 2013
My Heart in Yambo -Mi Corazon en Yambo María Fernanda Restrepo Ecuador 2011
The River People -La Gente del Rio  Martin Benchimol, Pablo Aparo Argentina 2012
Stable Life  Sara MacPherson USA 2013
We Women Warriors – Tejiendo Sabiduria Nicole Karsin USA 2012
What about Columbus?  Lander Camarero Spain 2012

Official Short Film Selection- Narrative & Documentary 
The Acting Lesson, The Carmen Pelaez 2012
Echo Bear Yolanda Cruz Mexico 2012
Lonche Claire Weissbluth USA 2013
The Nightshift Armando Uclés 2012
Oiaymelo Nicholas Carter Colombia 2013
Quitral  Francisco J. Paparella Chile 2013
Rake’s Commitment ( El Compromiso del Rastrillo)  Santi Veiga Spain 2012
Shooting Star Salesman Kico Velarde USA 2012
Tamale Carlos Martinez USA 2013
The Unique Ladies Gloria Maria Guadalupe Morán USA 2011
Vida Diferida Life, Deferred  Brenda Avila-Hanna USA 2013
Yasuni Nicolas Entel USA/Ecuador 2013