Thursday - Jun 20, 2019

Paulina: A travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty in S.A.


by the El Reportero’s news services

Paulina (Dolores Fonzi, Plata Quemada), the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina’s border with Paraguay and Brazil. 
She is determined to nurture ‘from the inside’ a project of civil rights education, but her Guarani-speaking high-school students resist her civics lessons – and she quickly learns that gaining their trust won’t be an easy task. 

These subtly illuminating encounters reverberate in the aftermath of the central event of the film – a harrowing sexual assault by a group of young men. Paulina’s unfathomable actions, and the limits of social justice, are examined unflinchingly in this ‘social thriller’ of will and sacrifice.

Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie fills out its cast

He signed on in March and the movie comes out this December. It tells the true story of the controversial publication of classified documents known as the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s.

Spielberg had already managed to snag Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to star, but now he’s assembled a spectacular supporting cast to join his heavy hitters, including actors from Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Fargo, and more.

Variety reports that the cast list now features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods. That is probably one of the most exciting casts in recent memory.

The film, set in 1971, centers on The Washington Post’s editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and its publisher Kay Graham (Streep) as they face off against the U.S. government over the publication of the Pentagon Papers, a series of classified military documents leaked to the press by a military analyst.

The report revealed how President Johnson’s administration had lied to Congress and the North American people about key details of the Vietnam War, and when Nixon administration attempted to suppress the report, they stood up and fought for the right to share that information with the North American public.

The film will be released in January 2018, with a private view in December so as it could compete for an award.

Puerto Rican filmmaker arrested by federal agents

Renowned Puerto Rican filmmaker Tito Román Rivera was arrested by federal agents after participating yesterday in a protest outside the main building of the United States in San Juan.

The director of the documentary Ayotzinapa en mi (2016), about the disappearance of 43 teaching students in September 2014 in Guerrero state in Mexico, participated in a demonstration in front of the building of the United States District Court in the capital sector of Hato Rey, in protest of the release of art teacher, Nina Droz Franco, who was also a student at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Bayamon.

Roman Rivera was captured by federal agents after noon, when he was about to board a vehicle to leave.

The arrest of the Puerto Rican filmmaker seems to respond to his failure to appear at a hearing in the U.S. federal court.

According to reports, he was arrested in January on the spot during an act of civil disobedience, to demand the release of Óscar López Rivera, 74, who spent 35 years in prisons in the northern nation.

In addition to Román Rivera, two other participants in the demonstration in solidarity with Droz Franco were arrested, including student Nina Figueroa, who expressed her indignation for the oppression and slavery Washington has imposed on the Puerto Rican people.