Death By A Thousand Cuts
On the Haitian-Dominican border, the brutal murder of a park ranger sparks a journey into the illegal charcoal trade, mass deforestation, and violent conflict. ¡Documania! Showcase
Es hora de enamorarse, una historia entre bambalinas
A group of young actors with Down syndrome begin rehearsal for one of Panama’s most popular plays, “La Cucarachita Mandinga.” Despite the difficulty, the actors rise to the challenge and work diligently, memorizing their lines and learning their choreography. In the process of preparing for the play, they embark on the greatest adventures of their lives, proving to themselves and their community they can achieve anything they set their minds to.
Hija de la laguna
At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, an Andean woman, able to communicate with water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the lake she considers to be her mother.
El hombre que vio demasiado
Enrique Metinides is a photographer whose images have captured the aftermath of some of Mexico’s most devastating accidents. Through Metinides’s candid photos and the work of the contemporary tabloid photographers, Mexico City becomes a narrative of crime scenes and accidents while confronting us with our own fascination with death, morbidity, and rubbernecking. ¡Documania! Showcase.
J! Beyond Flamenco
Carlos Saura allows us to experience the joy and strength of the dance and music of “la Jota.” Like “Flamenco,” “Tango,” or “Fados, ”“Jota” has evolved from a millennium-old traditional music and dance to new artistic dimensions. With his own personal style, Saura continues to distill the magic and explore the boundaries of art in its purest state. ¡Documania! Showcase.
Los jinetes del tiempo
On December 6th, 1914, revolutionaries Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa took control of Mexico City. Over a century later, a group of rural actors, reliving that glory, make their way through Mexican towns to the capital city. Along the way, members of the troupe find themselves confronting the past—as well as the present- laying out parallels that force us to wonder just what has changed in a hundred years’ time.