The 7th Colombian Film Festival NY is at Cinepolis Chelsea in Chelsea, Manhattan March 28-31, 2019. From $18
Colombian Film Festival New York 2019
The Festival opens with a screening of Somos Calentura followed by a cocktail reception.
Somos Calentura (We are the Heat) is a story of Buenaventura, a major port on the Colombian Pacific near Cali. Buenaventura is also the main shipping point of Colombian cocaine which creates problems for the local community.
The Festival closes with a screening of Birds of Passage, Colombia’s 2018 entry to the Academy Awards. The film made the Best Foreign Language Film shortlist.
It’s story of how the marijuana trade impacted the Wayuu people of the Guajira Peninsula on Colombia’s Caribbean coast next to Venezuela.
This documentary section explores the incredible biodiversity of Colombia, one of the top 10 most biodiverse countries in the world. The range of different biozones in Colombia and how alive they are today is something to see.
The living riches of Colombia make you wonder what our own country must have been like before we overran it.
The 7th edition of the Colombian Film Festival New York features ten movies with ten different perspectives of ten different regions in Colombia.
Frankly, Colombia’s biodiversity remains with us today because of the longest civil war in the Americas. Now that peace is coming to Colombia, scientists and former fighters can work together to preserve this beautiful land for future generations.
Colombian Film Festival New York Tickets
Tickets are available at the door and online at colfilmny.com