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Special Program by Guanajuato International Film Festival

  • Seattle University 901 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

Boeing Room located at Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons.

All the Short-Documentaries are Seattle Premiere

Running Time: 3 hrs

Supporting the Seattle Latino Film Festival mission these special screenings of short-documentaries produced by seven Mexican universities has a big educational component. Keynote Speaker will be Sarah Hoch, Director and Founder of the Guanajuato International Film Festival.

Identity and Belonging University Documentary Competition

The main objective of the Identity and Belonging University Documentary Competition is to promote a sense of identity with and connection to Guanajuato—a region filled with tradition—among the younger generation.

The contestants are asked to produce a documentary that illustrates their interests, concerns and expectations with respect to their surroundings, their family life and their day-to-day lives, which are ultimately stories of their own. Through the process of creating personal, professional and universal projects, they build a bond with their community, and by shedding light on the issues addressed, they can come up with solutions. 

BAJO LAS BRASAS / BENEATH THE EMBERS

Verónica Jessamyn López Sainz / México / 2015 / 10’

Universidad de La Salle Bajío

Isabel, a young woman from the sierra mountains of Guanajuato, is motivated by the love her family and has learned that to achieve her dreams she must sacrifice her present, to be able to value tomorrow’s success.

 

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LA MÚSICA DESDE UN RINCÓN / MUSIC FROM EVERY CORNER

Luis Ángel Saldaña Ramírez/ México / 2015 / 10’

Universidad Tecnológica del Suroeste del Estado, Valle de Santiago

When a visionary submerges his community in music, it becomes a tradition; and a new generation surges that adopts a better way of life. Sebastian is one of many who now carry the music in his blood.

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EL GUARDIÁN / THE GUARDIAN

Ana Kiresty Gaspar García / México / 2015 / 10’

Universidad de Guanajuato

Myth and magic are part of the identity of this mysterious city, which has a guardian destined to watch over it…

EL NOVENO HORNO

Emmanuel Vargas, Érika Origel / México, 2014 / 10’

Universidad de Celaya

Miguel is a 14-year-old boy who works as a brickmaker and lives on the outskirts of San Miguel Octopan. He has to face many obstacles to realize his dreams, but his way of thinking is very different from most: his conviction, his simplicity and his desire to get ahead are perhaps the keys to his success.

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LAS MIQUES

Raúl Flores Bernal / México, 2013 / 10’

Universidad de Guanajuato, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca

Micaela, Soledad, Blanca and Rosalba are 4 women whom portray a unique and special Mexican family. Without the help of any men, they have learned how to work their father’s land and keep their most valued possesion: their family's legacy.

MINERO FUI

Édgar Omar Alejandro Gutiérrez / México, 2014 / 10’

Universidad de León

The story recounts how the mining town of Mineral de Pozos collapsed with the decline of its mining industry. Don Raymundo, a man who was born in this village, narrates the story of how the withdrawal of the industry affected his personal and professional life.

MAYO

Diego Iván Andrade / México, 2014 / 10’

Universidad EPCA

This is a story about Consuela Venancio, a mother, grandmother and homemaker. She dedicates herself to the community, she keeps the traditions that have been passed down alive, all through the preparation of ceremonial tortillas.

Sponsored by Neighborhood Department, Delta Air Lines, Seattle University.

Earlier Event: October 11
Shorts documentaries from Colombia
Later Event: October 12
Loki 7