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MIA (Argentina) co-sponsor w/CINEMA DIVERSE

September 20, 2014 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am

Ale is a beautiful transgender cartonera who lives on the city’s edge, in a shantytown for the gay and transgender homeless.  She gathers refuse and cardboard on the Buenos Aires streets to make a living.  One night Ale sees 10-year old Julia being forced back inside her house by the maid and her father.  The maid quits, and in frustration, the father throws a mysterious cardboard box into the trash.  Ale takes the box containing the personal effects & journal of Mia, Julia’s deceased mother.  The story allows us to evaluate the issue of discrimination, intolerance, marginalization and social exclusion, but also that of the infinite capacity to love nascent in all human beings

Director:  Javier Van De Couter
Cast:  Rodrigo de la Serna, Camila Sosa Villada,
Maite Lanata, Rodolfo Prantte
Country:  Argentina
Genre:  Drama | LGBT
Producer:  Maiz Producciones
Script:  Javier Van De Couter
Running time:  105 minutes
Distributor:  Meikincine Entertainment (Argentina)

Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany)/ Festival de Guadalajara (Mexico): Maguey Award FEBIOFEST, International Film Festival Prague (Czech Republic) / World Cinema Amsterdam – Rialto (The Netherlands)/ Vancouver Queer Film Festival (Canada): Public Award/ Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (Canada) /Festival Internacional de Cine en Derechos Humanos – FICDH testigo (Mexico) /Sydney Latin
American Film Festival –SLAFF (Australia) / Seattle Latino Film Festival –SLFF (USA)/ Llamale H (Uruguay) /Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival: Best Film Award & Public Award / Wine Country Santa Rosa International Film Festival (USA): Grand Prize Cine Latino Dramatic & Best First Feature International First Dramatic Feature Busan International Film Festival- BIFF (Korea) /Festival Mix Brasil de Cultura Da Diversidade (Brazil): Best Foreign Film Award /Cheries-Cheris (France): Special Prize of the Jury /Festival Filmar en America Latina: Public Award as Best Fiction


September 20, 2014
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Desert Film Society


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