Viva Cinema at the Bullock Museum: El vuelco del cangrejo (Crab Trap)

El vuelco del cangrejo (Crab Trap), a film by Óscar Ruiz Navia

Colombia/France, 2009
Drama, 95 min, Color
Spanish, with English subtitles

Thursday, December 17th, 2020, 7:30 PM CT

Purchase your virtual screening ticket ($5) to view the film for 24 hours between December 14 – 18.

After you’ve watched the film, enjoy free access to a LIVE conversation with the director on Thursday, December 17th, 2020.

At La Barra, an isolated and humid village on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, Cerebro, leader of the native Afro Colombian community, is at odds with the White Man, a landowner who wants to build a resort on the beach. Daniel, a strange man with city looks and manners, arrives looking for a boat to leave the country. Daniel, forced to leave, has to be part of the struggle of this village to survive the looming advent of modernity.

Viva Cinema celebrates the modern cinema of Mexico and beyond. The Museum is proud to highlight acclaimed films co-presented with Cine Las Americas that feature the rich tradition of Spanish-language and Hispanic-heritage movie-making. Films in the Viva Cinema Series are presented in the original language, with English subtitles if the film is not in English. This season, selections are focused on highlighting the richness of the African Diaspora experience in Latin America. As we have experienced in the U.S., conversations about race are necessarily complex, affecting individuals, families, neighborhoods, and ultimately the nation. Through this series, we invite exploration of the intersections of Latinx and African-origin identities within and across the borders of the Americas.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum includes three floors of exhibitions, IMAX® and multisensory special-effects theaters, a café and museum store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and host exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. For more, visit or call (512) 936-8746


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.