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12th Latin American and Spanish Film Week: Ironland (Lavra)
ShowtimesSeptember 20:7:00 pm
After an environmental disaster in Minas Gerais, a Brazilian geographer returns home committed to unveiling how mining has both shaped and harmed her native region and its inhabitants. Ironland is a hybrid film, a documentary where the main character interacts with real people and situations. It is also a road movie about belonging and identity, about losing a world and trying to recover it. Ironland explores the challenges of community building in times of environmental stress.
The 12th Latin American and Spanish Film Week is sponsored by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts, and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Victoria. It also receives support from the CRD Arts Development Service, BC Arts Council and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
The event is organized by the Hispanic Film Society of Victoria, which aims to promote the cultural diversity of Latin America and Spain in our community, as well as raising awareness of relevant social and political issues, through the medium of film.