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Pragda Spanish Film Festival: ¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?

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St Mary's Hall Multipurpose room
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

Director:Alejo Hoijman, Josué Mendez, Carolina Navas, Paola Vieira, Alejandra Szeplaki, Jorge Coira & Marcos Loayza Montoya / 107 min / Release Year: 2011 / Production Year: 2009 / Documentary
Drama Language: Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Aymara with English Subtitles
Nationality: Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Spain

The third film in the Pragda Film Festival is From the Land to Your Table [¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?] .

What do you get when you take seven directors from seven different countries with seven different cultures and points of view? From the Land to Your Table [¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?] is the first documentary of its kind in that it shows the perspectives of seven majorly talented filmmakers and directors from all over Latin America as they capture the conditions and cultural diversity of popular produce markets in their individual countries. Each segment in this brilliantly executed documentary smorgasbord retains its own unique style and tone as it leads the viewer through the fascinating stories of the foods that eventually wind up on our tables.

“The tomato goes from the plant to our table.” This was the starting point and from there every participating country tells its own story. In the meantime, a whole new world starts to reveal itself in every chosen character, in every image, in every search and in every intention, leading the viewer through diverse economic conditions and the fascinating life stories of both the foods that we eat, as well as the people who sell and produce them.

Regina Igel, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will give a brief introduction before the film showing. 

The 2014 Festival is presented by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Director of the School of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesLaurie Frederik, Director of the Latin American Studies Center, and Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia, Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The Festival Coordinator is José M. Naharro, also of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Learn about other films in the festival:

Cows Wearing Glasses [Las Vacas Con Gafas], October 6
The Cinema Hold Up [Asalto Al Cine], October 13
From the Land to Your Table [¿Qué culpa tiene el tomate?], October 27
Bad Hair [Pelo Malo], November 10
Barefoot in the Kitchen [Con la Pata Quebrada], November 17

The film festival is made possible with support from the PRAGDA Spanish Film Club and Spain Arts and Culture.