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El vuelco del cangrejo (Crab Trap)

A film by Oscar Ruiz Navia.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Set in the Afro-Colombian community of La Barra on Colombia’s Pacific coast, Crab Trap tells the story of both the drama of a young man, trying to flee his past, and the upcoming clash between a remote village and modernity. Daniel arrives in the village looking for a boat to leave the country, but a strange shortage of fish has affected La Barra and the fishermen have been sailing far out to sea in hopes of finding new resources, making Daniel’s search more difficult. In the meantime the villagers have their own issues: Cerebro, the leader of the community, is trying to adjust to the advent of modernity. The inhabitants never bothered to attest their ownership of the land they have lived on for many generations, until El Paisa, a landowner who wants to build a beach resort, arrived…

U.S. Premiere!
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, 2010 Berlin International Film Festival

In Spanish with English Subtitles. Parking information: the closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $10) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths. The closest one to Lot #3 is located in Hilgard and Westholme Ave. Parking Pay Stations : Simply drive to the nearest self-service Pay Station location found in lots and structures throughout campus. Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space or Pay and Display directions. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). For driving directions, please use the interactive UCLA Campus Map. http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/


Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: cangrejoflyer.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Melnitz Movies

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