Ambulante

Cine Las Americas and Ambulante Present:
Ambulante Showcase

Thursday, May 3th, 2018 || Friday, May 4th, 2018 || Saturday, May 5th, 2018
6:00PM each evening
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)

FREE and OPEN to the public

Cine Las Americas presents a special showcase in partnership with Ambulante, a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Each of the documentary films in this series tackles issues that resonate not only in Mexico, but also internationally. The films selected reflect both organizations’ missions, in particular, support of documentary filmmaking as a means to promote discourse around important contemporary issues.

Ambulante Org. is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005 by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz, and Elena Fortes. It is committed 
to supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for cultural and social transformation. Ambulante brings documentaries and training programs to places where they are rarely available in order to foster a cultural exchange, encourage a participative, informed, and critical attitude in their audience, and open new channels of expression in Mexico and abroad. Each year, Ambulante organizes an international film festival, which tours Mexico for two months with a lineup including about 130 titles from 30 countries. Currently, Ambulante is the widest-reaching documentary film festival in Mexico, and a unique exhibition space in the world. This is a non-competitive festival that offers about 50% of its programming for free.

For more information, please visit www.ambulante.org.

SPECIAL GUEST LUCÍA GAJÁ studied cinematographic studies with a specialty in directing at the University Center of Cinematographic Studies, CUEC–UNAM in Mexico City. She attended the Santiago Álvarez documentary workshop at the San Antonio de los Baños Film school in Cuba. She has a Diploma in Narrative Practices. Since 2002 she has worked in documentary filmmaking as her main activity, and since 2008 as a teacher. She has been nominated 3 times for a Silver Ariel and won for her short documentary SOY in 2005. She is an active member of the Mexican Film and Arts Academy. Her first feature film MY LIFE INSIDE won awards at numerous festivals including Morelia, the Paris Human Rights Film Festival, BAFICI in Argentina, and Documenta Madrid. It was nominated for best documentary at the Mexican Film Academy at the Ariel Ceremony.

 

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC)
Thursday, May 3
Start time Original Title English Title Director Countries Runtime Program Section
Thursday, May 3, 6:00PM Mi
vida dentro
My
Life Inside
Lucía
Gajá
Mexico 120 min Ambulante Feature Documentary
Friday, May 4
Start time Original Title English Title Director Countries Runtime Program Section
Friday, May 4, 6:00PM Nos
faltan
Missing Lucía
Gajá, Emilio Ramos
Mexico 5 min Ambulante Short Documentary
Friday, May 4, 6:00PM Batallas
íntimas
Intimate
Battles
Lucía
Gajá
Mexico 87 min Ambulante Feature Documentary
Saturday, May 5
Start time Original Title English Title Director Countries Runtime Program Section
Saturday, May 5, 6:00PM El
sembrador
The
Sower
Melissa
Elizondo
Mexico 86 min Ambulante Feature Documentary