This week on Post Everything, host Phoenix Bain focused on the Latin American and Spanish Film Week coming to UVic. The film week runs from September 18th to the 23rd at Cinecenta and features a film from a different country each night.
An important film to highlight from this week is Operacion Diablo [The Devil Operation], a film from Peru and Canada showing on Friday, September 21st. The film is a documentary by Canadian Stephanie Boyd who has spent the last 14 years living and working in Peru as a filmmaker and journalist. The film revolves around Father Marco Arana, nicknamed “El Diablo,” who has spent his time defending Peruvian mountain farmers from a US owned gold mine. It is a real life thriller expose on corporate terrorism that has struck Latin American human rights’ defenders. Accompanied with the film is a fundraiser for Mosqoy. Mosqoy is a registered Canadian charity that promotes social justice and cultural rights in the Peruvian Andes. For more information on Mosqoy, please visit www.mosqoy.org.
Phoenix spoke with Dan Russek, one of the organizers of the event from the department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, about what kinds of film to expect, their process of choosing each film, and other special events associated with the film week. Check out the episode below!
For a full schedule, please visit www.cinecenta.com.