Afs Presents: Mateo

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Directed by Maria Gamboa
Colombia, 2014, DCP, 86 min., Color
in Spanish with English subtitles

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Maria Gamboa’s award-winning feature is a high stakes drama based on true events about teenagers in poor, violent neighborhoods of Colombia’s Magdalena River valley. 16-year-old Mateo works for his uncle by collecting extortion money, and is caught between his school’s efforts to reform him by involving him in a radical theater group, and pressure to join his uncle’s gang.

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Buy Tickets: https://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/film-mateo
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By: Austin Film Society