“DocumentaChile,” a film series featuring recent documentary films from Chile, many of them the recipients of prestigious awards, will open on Tuesday, February 6, at New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. The screenings are free and open to the public (photo ID required for admission), and begin at 7:15 p.m.. All films have English subtitles. The series is curated by Gabriel Berríos. For further information, call 212.998.3650 or visit www.nyu.edu/kjc.

A schedule of film screenings follows:

  • Tues., Feb. 6 Opening of the series with the participation of the Chilean Consul in New York. Benjamín Concha; the director of the King Juan Carlos Center, James D. Fernández; and the series curator and director of DocumentaChile, Gabriel Berríos.

    Señales de ruta/Road Signs (Tevo Diaz, 2000, 34 min.). The film showcases the work and thoughts of the Chilean poet Juan Luis Martinez. The filmmaker will be present for a Q&A.

    En algún lugar del cielo/Somewhere in Heaven (Alejandra Carmona Cannobbio, 2003, 60 min.). An autobiographical documentary from the filmmaker concerning her forced exile from Chile and her father who was killed by Pinochet’s Secret Service.
  • Tues., Feb. 20 Uxuf xipay/The Ransack (Dauno Tótero, 2004, 73 min.). The film addresses the Mapuche’s resistence movement over the past 120 years and the impact the struggle has on the indigenous community.
  • Tues., Mar. 6 El corredor (o la historia minima de Edwin Valdebenito) / The Runner (or the minimal story of Edwin Valdebenit (Christian Leighton, 2004, 75 min.). A state office worker in a routine job also happens to be a long distance runner who trains daily so that he may do what he truly loves: the ultramarathon.
  • Tues., Mar. 27 Mä pacha utjiana (Alex Moya, 2004, 31 min.). This film presents three legends from the interior villages of Quebrada de Tarapaca where the people believe the voices of their ancestors speak through the rituals and legends of their culture. The filmmaker will be present for a Q&A.

    Trago dulce/Trago Amargo (Daniel Evans, 2003, 60 min.). In a small port city in the Atacama desert, an alcoholic ex-boxer fights his last fight, this time against himself.
  • Tues., Apr. 10 Malditos, la historia de los fiskales ad-hok/ The Damned, the Story of the Fiskales Ad Hoc (Pablo Insulza, 2004, 71 min.). The story of the most important Chilean punk rock band, Fiskales Ad Hoc, and its struggles over the last 18 years.
  • Tues., Apr. 24 Aquí se construye/Men at Work (Ignacio Agüero, 2000, 77 min.). For 2 ½ years, a man suffers through the demolition of the house next door and the construction of a new building. This is a film about the loss of the city to the masses and the transformation of space over time.

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