Opening Gala Birthing A New Cinema + Opening Night Reception

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Opening Gala   Birthing A New Cinema + Opening Night Reception
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aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival says
Opening this year’s festival is a double bill of stories addressing the double meaning of labour. Both provide intimate accounts of birthing practices in Central American communities and they are equally concerned with doing so from the perspective of women. Yet, each film also explores the way the roles of several members in these communities take on new responsibilities. From indigenous midwives struggling to impart ancestral knowledge about child rearing in a world facing increasing health risks (Nacimientos - Giving Birth), to the tale of a shepherdess put in charge of her household’s livelihood while her mother writhes in the throes of childbirth (La Casa Más Grande del Mundo - The Greatest House in the World), these films become testaments to labour’s transformative power.

Co-presented by Latin American Studies at the University of Toronto

Cost: $15
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By: aluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival