Film: Cuchillos en el cielo/Knives in the Sky
April 22, 2016
4:30 pm; a talk by the director will follow the screening
Declared innocent and released from prison after ten years, a woman tries to reconnect with the daughter conceived through a prison rape, while seeking at the same time to bring the rapists to justice, in Alberto Durant’s 2012 film Cuchillos en el cielo. The narrative of the woman and her rapist is a microcosm of a larger story—the aftermath of the violent political conflict that took place in Peru from 1980-2000. This special screening at the NHCC is part of the University of New Mexico’s “Conducting Fieldwork under Complicated Circumstances: An Interdisciplinary Conference.”
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show
Alberto Durant, who holds a directing diploma from the London International Film School, has won many prizes for his work throughout Europe and Latin America, including a Jury Prize for Ojos de perro at Havana’s Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano and Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor awards for Alias “La Gringa” at the Festival de Cine de Bogotá. Durant has taught film in Peru and Cuba, has served on the juries of many international film festivals, and is currently President of the Peruvian Filmmakers Association.
The primary sponsors of the conference are the University of New Mexico’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy and Latin American & Iberian Institute, with additional sponsorship from UNM’s College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, University College, School of Law, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Department of Linguistics, Department of Sociology, Department of History, Africana Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, School of Public Administration, Women Studies, and Feminist Research Institute, as well as the NHCC.
Spanish with English subtitles; 87 minutes; not rated.
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