REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL
March 5, 2017
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Time to Love: A Backstage Tale
Special Guest : Director Guido Bilbao, Lead Actress Majo Pais, Executive
Producer Mirella Arias, and her daughter, a no-down protagonist in the film.
Reception: 3pm - 3:30pm
Film at 3:30pm
The story of a group of young actors with Down syndrome who dare to mount La Cucarachita Mandinga, a classic Panamanian play. Though they lack prior stage experience, they plan to put on the first inclusive play ever staged in Central America.
The story of a group of young actors who dare to mount La Cucarachita Mandinga, a classic Panamanian play. The actors, who have Down syndrome, lack prior stage experience, but plan to put on the first inclusive play ever staged in Central America. We follow them as they work together to memorize lines, learn choreography, and challenge the public. This documentary explores the artistic process as well as these young people’s intimate world: their fears, their hopes, and their daily struggle for the adventure of their lives. (Panama, 2016, 69 min., Spanish with English subtitles, NR, DCP | Dir. Guida Bilbao)