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Festival de Cine: "Operation E"

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 - 7 p.m.

Location: DiStefano Lecture Hall

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $10 (Salve Regina students, faculty and staff free with University ID)

The second annual Festival de Cine is a Hispanic film festival hosted by Salve Regina, featuring five entertaining and thoughtful films from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries.

A controversial film in Colombia due to the real event on which it is based (the kidnapping of Clara Rojas and Ingrid Betancourt), "Operation E" was at risk of being banned but was finally released in the country after a politicized trial. Crisanto is a poor cocaine farmer who lives with his family in the Guaviare jungle, a region ruled by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). A group of guerrilla fighters give them a moribund baby and tell them to take care of him. The doctors heal the baby, but believing he's been abandoned and abused, and they take it away. Two years later, the guerrilla asks urgently for the child as he is at the center of an exchange of hostages, negotiated between the presidents of Colombia and Venezuela that is bringing both countries to the brink of war.

Tickets for individual screenings are $10 and festival passes to all films and events are $40. Tickets and festival passes are available online or at the door.