Documentary festival runs Oct. 1-7
Posted September 26, 2007; 05:57 p.m.
The fifth Princeton Documentary Festival, highlighting the most recent, cutting-edge documentaries from Latin America and Spain, will be held Monday through Sunday, Oct. 1-7.
This year's theme is "The Family Photo Album," which alludes to a comment from filmmaker Patricio Guzman, featured at last year's festival: "A country without documentary cinema is like a family without a photo album." The selected films both capture personal experience and illuminate societal concerns.
The festival includes free public screenings, classroom discussions and interactions with filmmakers. From Monday through Thursday, the films will be shown at the Frist Campus Center theater, and most will be shown again at the Princeton Public Library Friday and Sunday. All films will be screened in the original language with English subtitles. For a full schedule, visit <www.princeton.edu/spo/films/>.
The event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, University Center for Human Values, Council of the Humanities and Davis Center for Historical Studies.