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Cine+Más SF & San Francisco Latino Film Festival presents XINGU

La Peña

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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cinemas Tickets: $10 adv., $12 dr. XINGU Dir. Cao Hamburger Brazil 2012 -103 minutes. Portuguese, Carib, Tupi, Arawak, Subtitled in English. During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943 the brothers Orlando, Claudio, and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the other’s culture, the brothers and the indigenous people decide to build an airstrip together. However, it is not until half the population of one village dies of an influenza epidemic, that the brothers realise their true vocation. From this point on they devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples, preserving Xingu culture and to the creation of a Xingu National Park. In doing so, the brothers find out that they are not only obliged to take a stand against a corrupt network of ministers and military; fascinated by their discovery of a hitherto unknown lifestyle, their contradictory feelings soon overwhelm and isolate them. Nonetheless, with dogged persistence they manage to find their way back to their initial goal of supporting the Xinguanos’ struggle for survival. Key words: Adventure, Historical Drama, Amazon, Exploration, Indigenous Rights, National Park Trailer code Youtube: http://youtu.be/wUG1dkNhHZ8

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La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)


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La Peña

La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action.

As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements.

Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established artists; organizes an arts education program; produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally renowned artists, and houses a Latin American cafe which complements the organization's mission.

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