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Retratos en un mar de mentiras (Portraits in a Sea of Lies)

A film directed by Carlos Gaviria

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409

After the death of their grandfather, Jairo, a photographer, and Marina, his young amnesic and deaf cousin, decide to go back and try to recover the land from which she was displaced years ago. During the trip the story of her traumatic past starts to unfold.

PORTRAITS IN A SEA OF LIES is a portrait of Colombia, a country that has suffered a civil war during the last 60 years. Several hundred thousand people have been killed and more than 4 million have been displaced. Nevertheless, Colombians see themselves as the happiest people in the world.

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.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF)

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