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LAS Film Festival- Infancia Clandestina

Childhood

Childhood

Date and Time

Saturday, April 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location

  • Wealthy Theatre 1130 Wealthy Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Description

Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, twelve-year-old Juan and his family come back to Argentina under False Identities. Juan's parents and his uncle Beta are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities they are tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture, and even death, is constant. However, Juan's daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly integrates into his new environment. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto-a name he must not forget, since his family's survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parent's rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without and explanation. This exceptional first feature not only captures the spirit and passion of the freedom fighters who gave their lives for a cause, but also gives voice to their children, caught in a battle that was not their own yet rising heroically to the challenge. 

Contact

Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Area and Global Studies
LOH 117
areastudies@gvsu.edu
616-331-8110

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