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Film: Hija de la laguna

March 18, 2022

12 pm (available for 48 hours
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

In Ernesto Cabellos’ Hija de la laguna, a young campesina in the Andes struggles to defend the lagoon that she considers her mother against South America’s largest gold mining company. Just under the lagoons of the Peruvian region of Cajamarca are rich deposits of gold, pitting farmers who fear that they will run out of water against large corporations seeking to exploit these natural resources.

2015; Spanish with English subtitles; 87 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

In March, Instituto Cervantes initiates a collaboration with the Valladolid International Film Week (SEMINCI), Spain’s oldest film festival, screening four documentaries that have competed in recent years in the festival’s “Tiempo de historia” category. The films selected demonstrate the ability of this genre’s audiovisual narrative to address current issues and societal concerns.

Bajo el silencio: Film Schedule
* March 4: Bajo el silencio (Iñaki Arteta, 2020)
* March 11: Silvia (María Silvia Esteve, 2018)
* March 18: Hija de la laguna (Ernesto Cabellos, 2015)
* March 25: Equipo D: los códigos olvidados (Jorge Laplace, 2019)
All titles will be available on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 12 pm on the day on which they are scheduled for viewing.


March 18, 2022
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