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2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Documania!

The documentary tradition is alive and well in this collection of feature length films that expose the realities of the world in exuberant cinematic fashion. In our pursuit of truth, documentary film stands alone as the medium through which we become engaged in experiences far removed from our own.


  1. Amor en tiempo de incendios

    Gilberto Gonzalez Penilla / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 7 mins
    A short documentary which examines the decline of a marriage and the struggle over time to stay together.
    Amor en tiempo de incendios

    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Docu-Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Años de luz

    Aldemar Matias / Documania! / Cuba / 2014 / Documentary / 13 mins
    In 1958, Gregorio Rivera is ordered to join Fidel Castro’s rebel army as the army’s squadron photographer. Now, “Goyo” shares his story. However, at 93 years of age his memory is not as precise as the pictures he once took.
    Años de luz

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Docu-Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Burden of Peace

    Joey Boink / Documania! / Netherlands / Guatemala / Spain / 2014 / Documentary / 77 mins
    As the newly appointed Attorney General of Guatemala, Claudia Paz y Paz knows what she has to do. To prove that corruption will no longer be tolerated on her watch, she rounds up a large criminal organization that her own officers appear to have been a part of. Her determination encounters strong resistance from powerful elites, who believed they were above the law before her arrival. Their opposition threatens to thwart Claudia’s plans to create revolutionary changes in Guatemala, as evidenced by this gripping and unforgettable documentary.
    Burden of Peace 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 8:15 pm Buy Tickets


  4. Docu-Shorts

    Documania! / 94 mins
    An assemblage of short documentaries that redefine the meaning of the phrase, “life is stranger than fiction.”

    In This Program: Amor en tiempo de incendios, Años de luz, La casona, La parka, Toñitas

    Docu-Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. El Hogar Al Reves

    Itzel Martínez / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 80 mins
    In an unfair country, women work day and night far from home, while their children learn to survive between loneliness and emptiness. They grow to become teenagers, socially quarantined in one of the many low income neighborhoods of identical small houses, characterized by overcrowding and scarcity. Their mothers, mostly workers in transnational factories, go in and out on buses, which take them two hours away from home for twelve hour shifts. Meanwhile, their children muddle through their day in tiny houses of 40 square meters. In spite of everything, they look for a way to move ahead and pursue their dreams.
    El Hogar Al Reves

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 13, 2015 8:45 pm Buy Tickets

    El Hogar Al Reves

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 1:30 pm Buy Tickets

    El Hogar Al Reves

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 12:30 pm Buy Tickets


  6. El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco

    Gregory Allen / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary, Music / 80 mins
    This concert documentary follows superstar rock group Café Tacvba as they record their most recent album. The film merges live concert footage with the band’s philosophical musings on the methods they’re utilizing to record their album. What results is pure visual lyricism as the music comes to life, and the audience is engaged with the intimate creative process of Café Tacvba.
    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 1:00 pm Buy Tickets

    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 19, 2015 9:45 pm Buy Tickets

    El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 6:00 pm Buy Tickets


  7. Hotel Nueva Isla

    Irene Gutierrez, Javier Labrador / Documania! / Spain/Cuba / 2014 / Documentary / 70 mins
    The formerly luxurious Hotel Nueva Isla of Old Havana is now in ruins; but it is home for people living on the fringes of society: Jorge, a retired public servant and two neighbors, Waldo and La Flaca. With almost no contact with the outside world, Jorge resembles a Don Quixote gone astray, forgotten by the world he once dearly loved. Day by day his health and body weaken like the walls of Hotel Nueva Isla. His only motivation to keep living is his certainty that in some place of the ruinous hotel, the former owners hid valuable objects before fleeing during the Cuban Revolution. This is remarkable filmmaking that captures the parallel between the decay of the human body and the stone, steel, and corporeal places in which they live.
    Hotel Nueva Isla 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Hotel Nueva Isla 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 4:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Hotel Nueva Isla

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 20, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. Ilúsion Nacional

    Olallo Rubio / Documania! / Mexico / 2014 / 106 mins
    Every four years when the World Cup comes along, every nation and its citizens dream of glory. This rousing documentary highlights Mexico’s anticipation of this event and also distinctly captures why the sport has managed to infiltrate every aspect of Mexico’s society throughout the decades.
    Ilúsion Nacional

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 5:15 pm Buy Tickets

    Ilúsion Nacional

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    March 14, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  9. La casona

    Juliette Touin / Documania! / Cuba / 2014 / Documentary / 24 mins
    Several pregnant women needing particular attention, live at La Casona, a Cuban maternity home. Yudi, a 15-year-old girl, tries like the others to maintain a distant and dysfunctional relationship with the father of her future child.
    La casona

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Docu-Shorts

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    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  10. La parka

    Gabriel Serra Argüello / Documania!, Un mundo extraño Showcase / Mexico / 2014 / Documentary / 29 mins
    A serene and elegant look into Efrain’s life, who has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years, and has a particular relationship with the dead.
    La parka

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets

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    Un Mundo Extraño Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 17, 2015 10:45 pm Buy Tickets

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    Docu-Shorts

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 5:00 pm Buy Tickets