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SHORT DOCUMENTARIES IN COMPETITION
The Beacon Cinema
Seattle, WA
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SHORT DOCUMENTARIES IN COMPETITION
Unarchive
NW Coast Premiere
Rated: PG:13
Country: Canada
Director: Cecilia Araneda
Genre: Experimental, Historical
Year: 2020
Running Time: 13 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Synopsis: Unarchive juxtaposes the filmmakers fathers life with the political history of Chile  his birthplace  over the past century. It reflects on how we remember and how we forget, and the role of the camera in transcending the complex place in between.

Valtierra
NW Coast Premiere
Rated: PG: 13
Country: Mexico
Director: Juan Pablo Elorriaga
Year: 2021
Genre: Sport
Running Time: 24 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Cast:  Jair Valtierra
Synopsis: A child victim of bullying decides to do something to improve himself, with the help of his parents he looks for a sport that helps to lose weight. He found much more than that, at a very young age, Jair Valtierra found his purpose. In 2019, underdog boxer Jair Valtierra defeated the Latin WBC champion, thus becoming the first champion from his city: León. This documentary portrays the fighter from the point of view of those who know him, as he prepares for his first title defense.


Mapu Kutran
NW Coast Premiere
Rated: PG: 13
Country: Chile
Director: Roberto Urzua
Year: 2021
Genre: Ecological
Running Time: 27 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Synopsis: MAPU KUTRAN is a word that comes from mapuche language, one of Chile first nations people. Is a disease without known origin that attacks when humans damage nature. This disease starts when the person disrespects the environment: cultural spaces like "menoko" (source of water), "lawen" (natural herbs medicine), or high newen (power, strength). The documentary explores human contradictions.

Campesinos: America's Unsung Heroes
NW Coast Premiere
Rated: PG: 13
Country: USA
Director: Joe Poni
Year: 2021
Genre: Human Right
Running Time: 22 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Synopsis: This documentary helps tell the stories of California farmworkers and documents their perseverance during one of the most challenging times in recent history, the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pure ones
NW Coast Premiere
Rated: PG: 13
Country: Cuba
Director: Carla Valdés León
Year: 2021
Genre: Ecological
Running Time: 18 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Synopsis: They are my parents' friends. The last farewell was in Minsk, in 1984: they were returning to Cuba after finishing the five-year career in Marxist-Leninist Philosophy. They came with the doubts of Perestroika, with the Russian stories and the tea: they foresaw a future that was not. Time puts them in different places on the map. Now that they can meet again, they wonder what is the thread that still ties them together?

Location

The Beacon Cinema (View)
4405 Rainier Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98118
United States

Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Foreign
Film > Premiers

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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