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Todos Santos Film Festival

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Today sees the opening of the Todos Santos-La Paz Film Festival. Now in its 13th year, the film festival was founded in 2004 by the Sylvia Perel.

Originally from Argentina, Sylvia Perel has been dedicated to promoting Latino cinema throughout the Americas and Europe. Her work in founding and judging numerous film festivals has earned her many awards. Along with her late husband she founded the program Youth in Video, which has produced more than 30 films, directed by children and adolescents.

The Todos Santos-La Paz Film Festival is based on strong community and educational objectives with a big commitment to the social documentary genre. It aims to bring people from different worlds together, to let them see the world through each other’s eyes.

The festival kicks off tonight with two Cuban documentaries, plus a screening of the world famous Mexican 1919 silent movie “El Automovil Gris” – a true story based on  a series of robberies that swept across Mexico city.

Both Mexican movies are being screened in Casa Tota in Todo Santos. And you can find “El Automovil Gris” at Teatro de la Ciudad in La Paz.

For more details on films, events, and special guests check out the program. The festival runs from 15-21 March.

And just so you know, Todos Santos-La Paz Film Festival was awarded the prize of the Hollywood Foreign Press (GOLDEN GLOBES) for its unique features as a community festival and its educational mission. Putting it firmly on the map of the most important Mexican Festivals.


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