Sydney Latin American Film Festival
Every year the Sydney Latin American Film Festival chooses a community group or charity to donate the funds raised from the festival. This year an LGBTI group in Guyana, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination will receive the funds. So why not do your bit for our LGBTI brothers and sisters abroad and grab a ticket to one of the screenings at this year’s festival?
From Brazilian clowns to Mayan eco-warriors, Mexican revolutionaries to cross-dressing Chilean saints, cinemagoers can journey to the heart of Latin America at the 8th Sydney Latin American Film Festival.
The Festival will screen 22 new-release films from 14 countries across two Sydney venues (Dendy Opera Quays and Bankstown Arts Centre). Fiestas, feasts, children’s events and visiting filmmakers will also feature throughout the 12-day event.
Festival highlights include opening night film the award winning comedy, The Clown and the road movie/thriller from City of God director Fernando Meirelles, Father’s Chair.
Visiting guests during the Festival include two award-winning Latin American filmmakers: Venezuela’s Hernán Jabes, whose multi-stranded thriller Rock Paper Scissors is a must-see for fans of Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel); and Argentinian director Rodrigo H Vila, whose documentary Mercedes Sosa: the Voice of Latin America tells the tumultuous story of Argentina’s late, great folk singer. Both directors will be on hand for Q&A sessions after their films.
For the past 10 years, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination has been campaigning to combat homophobia, advocating for human rights and undertaking health promotion within theGuyanese LGBT community. You can read about them here: http://www.sasod.org.gy/
For full details of the festival visit Latin American Film Festival