Distance | Distancia

Wednesday, Sept. 16 @ 7:00pm
The Wooly – Cinema

Guatemala, 2011 (75 min)
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Director: Sergio Ramirez

Tomas Choc is an elderly man in a small town in Guatemala searching for his missing daughter, Lucia, who he hasn’t seen in 20 years after she was kidnapped by the military. He hopes against all odds that she is still alive. Every day, he visits a site with unmarked graves that some young forensic archeologists are digging in hopes of identifying more victims of Guatemala’s terrible civil war. Word comes to Choc one day that his daughter may still be alive in the town of Nebaj. So Choc embarks on a 100-mile journey through the mountains and Mayan villages of Guatemala. Based on a true story, Distance won Best Picture and Best Direction at the Havana Film Festival of New York City and has won awards at the Miami International Film Festival and the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, Cuba.