Venezuela in Motion 2015

New Venezuelan Cinema - An Afternoon of Documentary Films

Vancity Theatre - Saturday , Nov. 21st

Vancouver film fans will have a new opportunity, next Saturday November 21st, to take a glance at the broad spectrum of New Venezuelan Cinema during the second edition of the yearly cinematic event hosted by the Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada’s West Coast.

 

With documentary films under the limelight in this occasion, Venezuela in Motion 2015 will feature two documentaries and a similar number of animated shorts. Admission is free, like all cultural events organized by the Bolivarian Government, and all four films include English subtitles.

 

Join this documentary feast, learn about Venezuela, an amazing country that keeps moving forward, and enjoy outstanding film works.

All the screenings are family-friendly and completely FREE!

Everyone’s gladly invited!

 

For more information visit: www.consulvenvancouver.org

Films Selection:
Verde Salvaje (Wild Green)

Directed by Belén Orsini

Venezuela | 2014 | 75 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Saturday November 21 | 2:00 PM

Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

Free Admission

 

Wild Green takes you in a journey across the impressive coastal territory of Venezuela, while following three biologists in their quest to study and protect the fascinating Chelonia Mydas or green turtle, an endangered species. These scientists lead the expedition into the wilderness and some of the territories of the green turtle, such as awe-inspiring Aves Island, Los Roques and the Gulf of Venezuela. Their different viewpoints show that while biodiversity in the Caribbean is remarkable it is also at risk, but a joined effort between devoted fighters and each of us can contribute to the recovery of nature.

 

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Preceded by short film: Hoy no se hace pastel de chucho (No Stingray Pie for Dinner Tonight), Braulio Rodríguez / 2011 / 5 min. / Spanish with English subtitles / Animation, Ecological Awareness

 

In the colourful and inventive short film animation No Stingray Pie for Dinner Tonight, Félix the fisherman goes after Chucho the stingray in a thrilling underwater persecution that only comes to an end when both of them experience a sadly common and awareness-stirring incident in today’s ocean life.

 

 
El Misterio de las lagunas. Fragmentos andinos (The Mistery of the Lagoons. Andean Fragments)

Directed by Atahualpa Lichy

Venezuela | 2011 | 92 min

Spanish with English subtitles

 

Screening Info

Saturday November 21 | 3:40 PM

Vancity Theatre, Vancouver.

Free Admission

 

The Mistery of the Lagoons. Andean Fragments is located in the Venezuelan Andes and depicts a captivating world within a secluded region, where magic is an everyday affair. It will bring the audience back in time through stories told by peasants whose fine sense of humour intertwine the thread that created legends by means of oral tradition, magic realism and songs, revealing their unique cultural traits and a collective consciousness. The documentary boasts one of the country’s highest numbers of official participations in festivals worldwide.

 

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Preceded b short film: Galus Galus, Clarissa Duque / 2013 / 12 min. / Spanish with English subtitles / Animation, Action, Ecological Awareness

 

Galus Galus’ rollicking characters weave a story that speaks to survival, loyalty, family, culture, spirituality and more, all by examining the relationship between a man in Caracas and his new friend, with an unexpected outcome. This ingenious short, which was listed in this year’s Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, resorts to animation and actual footage to tell the story of a man who once possessed a family and love and then turned into a shadow. Now he is doomed to rediscover the grace of daily life. Do you want to find out how?