Festival features films from Latin America and Spain

Sept. 25, 2008 10:26 a.m.

Cutting-edge films from Latin America and Spain will be presented in the 2008 Princeton Documentary Festival, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 2-4, in 10 East Pyne.

This year's festival is titled "Real Stories: Fact and Fiction in the Documentary" and will feature works by Edgardo Cozarinsky, José Luis Guerín, Luis Ospina and Eduardo Coutinho. Cozarinsky, Guerín, Ospina and Brazilian film critic Consuelo Lins will participate in lectures and discussions following the film screenings.

The annual festival was created in 2002 to bring attention to the current creative explosion of documentary filmmaking in Latin America and Spain. It is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, the Program in Latin American Studies, the University Center for Human Values, the Council of the Humanities, the Davis Center for Historical Studies and the British Arts and Humanities Research Council.

All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. A schedule is available at on the festival's website.