Latin America Solidarity Centre

Latin Shorts 2 / Doc (Birr)


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, 03/05/2017


Tin Jug Studio, Brendan St, Birr

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Free of charge


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The Route to The Tall Islands [Scotland/2015/10’] Lukasz Gasiorowski

The Route to The Tall IslandsRumbo a Las Islas Altas travels with Salsa Celtica as they write record and launch their highly acclaimed album the Tall Islands. Salsa Celtica have a forged a link between Celtic and Latin cultures for nearly two decades. The band’s love of salsa and Afro Latin American culture has seen them travel several times from Scotland to Cuba (Havana and Santiago). 2014 saw Salsa Celtica release their 5th studio album, The Tall Islands, to public and critical acclaim. The group finally got the chance to play their first and much awaited concerts in Colombia.

Madre [Sweden/Colombia/2016/14’] Simón Mesa Soto

Madre6 years old Andrea leaves her neighbourhood in the hills above Medallín to attend a downtown casting for a part in a porn part.

Faithful Rising [Ireland/2016/43’] Gary Hoctor and Miriam Smyth

Faithful RisingBorn in Buenos Aires, Eamonn (Eduardo) Bulfin arrived back in Ireland with his father William at the age of 15. He sent him to Scoil Éanna, to be taught by Pádraig Mac Piarais and played a central role in Ireland’s 1916 Uprising/Revolution. Being an Argentine citizen, his life was saved by the direct intervention of the Argentine ambassador at that time. This film also features another Offaly patriot of that turbulent period. Peadar Bracken.
A framed image/sketch from Faithful Rising of Eamonn Bulfin raising the flag of the Republic over the GPO will be on display at each venue.
Faithful Rising will be introduced by the Directors in Birr

Limpiadores [England/Brazil/Colombia/2015/39’] Fernando González Mitjans

LimpiadoresLimpiadores captures the life and struggles of the invisible migrant workers that make sure offices and classrooms are clean and tidy before professors and students arrive for their morning classes at some of London’s most prestigious universities.
Limpiadores follow three of these workers during their journeys to, and into work, accompanying them throughout their early morning shifts at some of the most renowned higher education institutions in the city. We hear about their migration experiences, disillusion toward the IK, and hopes of a better future while they sweep, mop and orgonize the offices and classrooms of universities still submerged in the night.

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Latin Shorts 2 / Doc (Birr)