Screening of REDES / THE WAVE - Obstinate Memory / La memoria obstinada: Documentary Films from MexicoScreening of REDES / THE WAVE - Obstinate Memory / La memoria obstinada: Documentary Films from Mexicohttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/164212KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2011-02-02T19:00:002011-02-02T21:00:00
February 2, 7:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Working with co-directory Agustín Velázquez Chávez, pioneering modernist photographer Paul Strand shot, produced, and supervised Redes / The Wave, a powerful blend of documentary and drama about a fishermen's strike in Mexico. The story follows a fisherman, Miro, whose son dies because Miro cannot afford medical care. Miro leads the fisherman in a protest against the local businessman, who controls the fishing boats and access to markets. Miro is assassinated, and his martyrdom gives the fishermen the will to organize and fight on.
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fred Zinnemann (High Noon, From Here to Eternity) and Emilio Gómez Muriel, the film features a non-professional cast of actual local fishermen and Strand's spectacular photography' Haverford College professor James Krippner, who just published a major book on Paul Strand, will give a presentation about the film.
In Spanish with English titles.
Organized by Visiting Filmmaker Vicky Funari
Series sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Humanities Center, the Leaves of Grass Fund, the Distinguished Visitors Fund, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Department of Spanish and the Concentration in Latin American and Iberian Studies
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