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Latin American Film Festival – Liberator/Libertador
September 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TU. SEP. 29, 2015. Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1. Durham. 7.00 pm
LIBERTADOR | THE LIBERATOR. Alberto Arvelo / 119 min / Venezuela / 2014
Edgar Ramírez stars in this biopic of one of Latin America’s greatest figures. Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of those of Alexander the Great. But his army never conquered – it liberated. The most expensive Latin American film ever produced, The Liberator is a riveting portrayal of the man who led Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Peru, and Ecuador toward independence. The film was shortlisted with other eight titles for the Best Foreign Academy Award and was the favorite Venezuelan film at the local box office.
Co-Sponsored by Romance Studies and the Center of Global Initiatives UNC-Chapel Hill, and PRAGDA
Introduced by Pratrick D. Duddy. Former US. Ambassador to Venezuela, Director Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.