Thursday, September 22, 7:00PM
Following the Stars / Siguiendo las Estrellas
preceded by short, The Chalk

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Following the Stars / Siguiendo las Estrellas
Dir. Iris Disse, 2010 Ecuador/Panama, 83 Min, West Coast Premiere
Tutu is a young fashion designer who spent all her life in Panama City. Upon the death of her father, she must travel to her parent’s village. At first she goes through a bit of culture shock going from the city to her parent’s village, where life is full of myths, taboos and restrictions. After spending some time living with her relatives, family unknown to her, she begins to change and adapt. Tutu learns about a particular magical gift passed on by her grandmother.
Tutu, es una joven diseñadora de modas que vivió su infancia y adolescencia en la gran cuidad de Panamá, a la muerte de su padre debe viajar por primera vez a la comunidad originaria de sus padres. Al llegar allí, enfrenta el choque de la diferencia de su vida urbana a la vida dentro de la comunidad de sus padres, donde esta llena de mitos, tabúes y restricciones. Con el tiempo y la convivencia con su familia, inicia un periodo de adaptación y transformación personal. Tutu se entera de que tiene ha heredado un talento de su abuela.

The Chalk / El Gis
Dir. Jesus Contreras- 2010 USA (local) 5 min
Daniel Sagan is a debt collector with a dark past. Everything is perfect until his past revisits him.
Daniel Sagan es un cobrador de deudas con un pasado oscuro.Todo le va bien hasta que su pasado le hace una visita.

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Friday, September 23, 7:00PM
Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice
preceded by short, Colored Pencils

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Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice
Director/Producer Abby Ginzberg, 2010-USA-60 min, San Francisco Premiere
During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all. Q&A with the director, Abbie Ginzberg, and CRUZ REYNOSO himself.

Colored Pencils / Lapis do Cor
Dir. Alice Gomes 2010 Brazil 17 min
Cláudio is a 9 year-old who loves to draw. His father left the family years ago but he dreams up the idea that drawing a colored portrait of his father will make him come home.

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Saturday, September 24, 3:00PM
The Exchange, Lilia, Live, Mago,
The Old Bicycle and Tomorrow

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The Old Bicycle / La Bicicleta Vieja
Dir. Claudia A. Escobar, 2011 USA (local) 9 min
Fixing bikes is a family affair in the Mission.
Arreglar bicicletas es el negocio de esta familia en el barrio de la Mision en San Francisco.

The Exchange/ El Intercambio
Dir. Antonello Novellino & Antonio Quintanilla 2010 Spain 15 min
In a quiet little farming town life is governed by agriculture's cycle. But, suddenly, authorities confiscate everything that has been harvested. Little by little, food is disappearing. How will the inhabitants manage to survive?
En una aldea agrícola la vida se guia por el ciclo de la agricultura. Pero, de repente, las autoridades toman todo lo que ha sido cosechado. Poco a poco, la comida está desapareciendo. Hay hambre en el pueblo. ¿Como sobreviran?

Lilia
Dir. Sam Lerma - 2011 USA 16 min
A story about a man’s struggle to keep his family together, after losing his job.
Luego de quedarse sin trabajo, la familia batalla en permanecer en su hogar.

Live/Ao Vivo
by Pepe Siffredi and Antonio Guerino- 2008 Brazi 17 min
Sofia dreams of being famous so much that she ends up being selected to participate in a reality show that broadcasts live dreams. Pursued by her father, boyfriend, TV presenter and program staff, she runs away from home in search of freedom.
Sofia sonhos de ser famoso tanto que ela acaba sendo selecionada para participar de um reality show que transmite ao vivo os sonhos. Perseguido por seu pai, o namorado de apresentador de TV, eo pessoal do programa, ela foge de casa em busca de liberdade.

Mago
Dir. Maria Victora Ponce – 2010 USA (Local) 13 min
Mago, a young girl, has a crush on Anthony, an older boy. When she discovers her older sister Mari is involved with Anthony, Mago's world unravels.
Mago, una niña, está enamorada de Anthony, un chico mayor que ella. Cuando descubre que su hermana mayor, Mari junto a Anthony, el mundo de Mago cambia.

Tomorrow/Mañana
Dir. Felipe Holguin, 2009, Colombia/USA, 13 min.
Ramón is 12 years old and has one dream: to play professional soccer like his father, whom he doesn't know.
Ramon tiene 12 años y solo tiene un sueño: ser fubolista como su padre- quien no conoce.

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Saturday, September 24, 4:45PM
Conscientious Objector,
The Healer, Defender

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Conscientious Objector
Dir. JW Cortes 2011 USA 25 min
Jason Cruz, an Iraq war veteran, is arrested amidst allegations of murdering unarmed Iraqi children.
A Jason Cruz, un veterano de la Guerra en Irak, se le arresta bajo acusaciones de haber matado a niños sin armas.

Defender/Defensora
by Aitor Miguel- 2011 Colombia/Spain 30 min
Berenice Celeyta has received numerous death threats. She is Colombian and a human rights advocate. The longest social armed conflict continues to wage on in her country. Nonetheless, she never gives up hope.
Berenice Celeyta ha recibido numerosas amenazas de muerte. Ella es colombiana y defensora de derechos humanos. El más largo conflicto social y armado sigue librando en en su país. Sin embargo, ella nunca pierde la esperanza.

The Healer/El Andalon
Dir. Consuelo Alba– 2010 USA (local) 30 min, Filmmaker in attendance
Sergio Castro, a humanitarian that has been volunteering to help the indigenous communities of Chiapas for 46 years. Despite the lack of infrastructure and government resources, Sergio figured out how to build 35 schools in the area by organizing the communities.
Don Sergio Castro lleva casi medio siglo ayudando a las comunidades indígenas de Chiapas. A pesar de la falta de recursos de infraestructura y de apoyo gubernamental, Sergio ha logrado la manera de construir 35 escuelas mediante con la participación de las comunidades.

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Saturday, September 24, 6:30PM
Photos of Angie

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Photos of Angie
Dir. Alan Dominguez– 2011 USA 55min, Bay Area Premiere
Filmmaker in attendance

This moving and powerful documentary chronicles the life and murder of Angie Zapata -- a transgender teen who was murdered in rural Colorado in 2008. The film includes extensive interviews with her family about her journey of self-discovery, transgender lives across the globe, hate crimes legislation, and the mysterious nature of her killer -- all against the backdrop of his trial.
Fotos de Angie, presenta la historia de Angie Zapata una joven transgénero quien fue brutalmente asesinada en el 2008 en la ciudad de Greeley. El documental hace un recorrido por la vida de esta víctima de un crimen de odio y el caso que creó un precedente legal en el país, luego que el acusado fuera hallado culpable y condenado a cadena perpetua.

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Saturday, September 24, 7:45PM
F*** My Life / Que Pena Mi Vida
Preceded by short, Lalo

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F*** My Life / Que Pena Mi Vida
Dir. Nicolas Lopez, Chile-2010- 97min. West Coast Premiere Preceded by short, Lalo
Javier hits a patch of bad luck- loses his job as an art director at an ad agency, loses his apartment that he can’t afford anymore, and worse of all- is still recovering from breaking up with his girlfriend, Sofia. He gets back on the dating scene with the help of his best friend. And like people everywhere, it’s not always easy to find love.
Javier ha tenido un poco de mala suerte- pierde su trabajo como director de arte en una agencia de publicidad, pierde su apartamento que no puede pagar más, y lo peor de todo, todavía se está recuperando de la ruptura con su novia, Sofía. Se pone de nuevo en buscar un nuevo amore con la ayuda de su mejor amiga y Facebook. Y como la gente en todas partes, no siempre es fácil encontrar el amor.

Lalo
Dir.Daniel Maldonado USA-2010-15 min
NYC Mexican food delivery guy has been given one last opportunity to save his job.
Si no reparte Lalo una orden se va quedar sin trabajo.

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