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Film: Zonazine documental, El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos

May 7, 2021

12 pm (MST)

Available for 48 hours

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El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos, by Adán Aliaga and Álex Lora, is set in a can collection and recycling center in a New York City neighborhood. At “Sure We Can,” founded by Basque nun Ana Martínez, homeless people can come to exchange recyclables that they have collected for a few dollars. Through René, an undocumented worker from Mexico who works and sleeps at the center, and the relationships he establishes with his peers, we explore the daily life of this “kingdom of plastics,” and a community that, in the face of its disillusionment with the American dream, transcends this reality to turn “el cuarto reino” into a sometimes surreal planet of its own.

Spain; 2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 82 minutes; rated G.

Free community event

During May, in collaboration with Spain’s Festival de Málaga, established in 1998 to promote Spanish cinema and celebrating its 24th anniversary next month, Instituto Cervantes presents four documentaries that were screened at the festival in 2019. The series “Zonazine documental,” whose name is taken from one of the components of this festival, has been an integral part of Instituto Cervantes’ programming since 2014, sharing the best work of contemporary Spanish and Latin American documentary filmmakers.

Zonazine documental Film Schedule:
May 7: El cuarto reino: El reino de los plásticos (Adán Aliago & Álex Lora, 2019)
May 14: Para la guerra (Francisco Marise, 2018)
May 21: Baracoa (Pablo Briones, Sean Clark & Jace Freeman, 2019)
May 28: Una corriente salvaje (Nuria Ibañez, 2018)


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