Final Friday Film Night of the Year:
Spanish (with English subtitles)
April 11, 2014 (5pm)
UVA-Minor Hall Auditorium
For over 30 years in Puerto Berrio, Colombia, townspeople have offered a way of caring for the least of their brothers and sisters by salvaging the remains of victims of drug-related and guerilla violence from the Magdalena River. These anonymous persons--or "No Names"--receive proper graves, which are decorated and regularly visited as one would a deceased family member. This documentary film, with English subtitles, examines how local devotional practices offer a responsorial order to the confusion and devastation of mass violence and a ritualistic means of fostering a deeper communal sense of life's dignity for every person.
The film's producer, Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado, also will be present and she will join us in an open discussion of the film and its various themes afterwards.
All are invited to this film. Free Admission. So feel free to bring a friend or two.