When:
October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-10-23T18:00:00-05:00
2019-10-23T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
3315 Sul Ross St.
Houston
TX 77098
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston

Country: Spain 2007
Plots keywords: Migrations | Drama | Road Movie
Language: Español and Arabic – English subtitles
Director: Gerardo Olivares
Writer: Andrés Baiz, Patricia Catañeda
Production Co: Wanda Visión / Explora Films
Runtime: 95 min.
Cast: Adoum Moussa, Mahamadou Alzouma, Aminata Kanta, Mohamed Achemol
Awards:
2007: Seminci: Espiga de Oro, Mejor fotografía, Mejor música

 

14 Kilómetros

“Catorce kilómetros” es la distancia que separa África de Europa por el Estrecho de Gibraltar. En África hay millones de personas cuyo único objetivo es entrar en Europa porque el hambre no entiende de fronteras ni de barreras. Este largometraje quiere aportar un poco de luz a las sombras de la inmigración. Buba Kanou, Violeta Sunny Sunny y Mukela Kanou emprenden un largo y peligroso viaje hacia Europa a través de Mali, Níger, Argelia y Marruecos y muestran ciertos aspectos no muy conocidos de la realidad africana.

 

14 Kilometres

14 Kilometres, the distance separating Africa from Europe, is a road movie depicting the hardships and challenges some people undertake in order to reach their dream destination, where they believe they can find paradise.
The film follows the perilous journey of three characters across the Sahara to Morocco in order to cross the Straits of Gibraltar into Spain, as they attempt to reach the supposedly lavish lands of Europe where there is hope for the future. This trio consists of a young girl, Violet, who lives in a village in Mali, escaping her arranged marriage to an old man; Buba, a mechanic and a skillful footballer, and his older brother Mukela from the neighbouring Niger, who suggests that he go to Europe to try his skills there.

 

FILM SERIES:  The History Through Cinema

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