Program 4: Out of Three Shots Fired, Only One Was a Kill Shot

• Ñores: (sin señalar), Annalisa D. Quagliata, 2017, 3 min.

On July 31, 2015, the activist Nadia Vera, the domestic worker Alejandra Negrete, the model Mile Virginia, the student Yesenia Quiroz and the photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril were murdered in the Narvarte neighborhood of Mexico City. Nadia and Rubén met in Veracruz and both had to move because of the escalating violence in that state. Ñores: (sin señalar) is an accurate and timely reminder of the fatal consequences of exposing those responsible for the violence, corruption and impunity in Mexico: “Veracruz, a little piece of the country that knows how to suffer and sing.”

• Magueyes, Rubén Gámez, 1962, 9 min.

Fragments of a battle in an agave field enveloped by Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 in G Major. Factions advance and annihilation is imminent. Gámez, a filmmaker from Sonora, has been recognized for an unorthodox style that is interested in the forms of representation of the national in cinema.

• ¡Allá vienen!, Ezequiel Reyes, 2018, 8 min.

“Los muertos,” a poem by María Rivera about missing persons in Mexico, subverts the intimacy and warmth that could be gleaned from archival footage with everyday family scenes. This experimental short film was part of the 2018 selection at the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

• Señorita extraviada, Lourdes Portillo, 2001, 74 min.*

This documentary was one of the first works to address the femicides in Ciudad Juárez, which have occurred systematically since the early 1990s. The director is interested in the stories of the women survivors and insists on the lack of decisive action by the authorities and the re-victimization as constants that hinder the clarification of the cases.

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This movie will be available from 10 to 15 March 2022.

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Total: 94 min.