Cine de las Montañas

Date: May 30, 2021
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Free Event / Limited Capacity

A program of Spanish/English films for the community.
Films are either in Spanish with English subtitles or vice versa.

Añay Kachi: Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Añay Kachi: The Salt Workers of the Peruvian Andes

Film Screening — Duration: 13 mins

At 3,300 meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, 65-year-old Laurita has harvested salt by hand since she was 13. In this film, Laurita lovingly shares the salt-mining heritage of the Indigenous people who have lived by the salt pools on the mountain terraces for more than 600 years. After enduring unfair working conditions, the workers finally gained ownership of the area’s 4,000 salt pools in 1981, and today, 1,000 families manage the salt production as a cooperative.

U.S. Premiere

Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me

Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me

Film Screening — Duration: 21 mins

Walking the streets of Mexico, futilely searching for lost loved ones, these Central American mothers hold a pain that has no remedy. With desolation evident in their eyes and devastation present in their posture, this caravan of mothers sets out in search of their missing migrant children each year. Each child had their own story and reason for leaving home, and now, large photos of them hang around the necks of women as they shuffle from person to person with the aching question: “Have you seen them?”

Colorado Premiere

The Last Out

The Last Out

Film Screening — Duration: 87 mins

Due to the 1963 U.S. embargo on Cuban trade, Major League Baseball teams still cannot hire players directly from Cuba. If Cuban baseball players hope to get signed by U.S. teams, they must establish residency in other countries. This documentary follows three Cuban athletes who live together in Costa Rica, following dreams fueled by a Los Angeles-based sports agent and Costa Rican contractors.

Colorado Premiere