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12th Sydney Latin American Film Festival
September 7, 2017 - September 11, 2017
The 12th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) returns this September (07-11) to Dendy Opera Quays. The Festival will screen a specially curated program of captivating contemporary Latin American cinema: eight feature films, two documentaries, and seven shorts, along with vibrant opening and closing night parties, over five jam-packed days.
From stories of human resilience, to political turmoil and redemption, the 2017 program focusses on diversity and representation, providing engaging insight into the vast cross-section of Latin American cultures.
Fifty percent of this year’s program comprises of female directors, and showcases who we are as a whole continent, with representation from Central and South America, and a special Caribbean spotlight. The program highlights the wonderful kaleidoscope that is the Latin world, bringing films from Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic to Sydney.
SLAFF is not for profit, with its proceeds going to grassroots community development. Since 2006 we have raised $120,000 for 28 worthy organisations. In 2017 we are supporting two projects: Los Bateyes, representing the most impoverished and isolated communities of the Dominican Republic, especially targeting young kids and teenagers from the area, and in Ecuador the group Redes Solidarias’ project Talita which aims to empower women who have fled to refuges with their children to escape domestic violence. The women will be trained in making artisan chocolate so they can develop their own micro business.
Full program: www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org/films
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