Rainier Arts Center • 6:00PM • Saturday, October 8th
THE ROOM OF BONES follows the passage of four mothers in the Institute for Legal Medicine as they search for their children’s remains in the midst of three decades of social violence in El Salvador. Across Mexico and Central America, the last twenty years have been plagued by a meteoric and troubling rise in desaparecidos, or missing persons. Mass murder has become all too common, and the identity of the perpetrators remains unknown as the relationship between governments, gangs, and other criminal organizations is shrouded in mystery. As civil and legal systems have failed to thoroughly investigate the crisis, families of victims are left to seek closure and justice on their own. Salvadoran filmmaker Marcela Zamora profiles a group of forensic anthropologists in her home country tasked with the noble but gruesome work of unearthing human remains and matching them with names of desaparecidos. The result is a harrowing portrait of a region in crisis.
Director: Marcela Zamaro
Producer: Anaïs Vigna
Country: El Salvador, Mexico
Running Time 61 min
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Producer Anaïs Vigna in Attendance
Rainier Arts Center • 7:30PM • Saturday, October 8th
Running away from a bar without paying the bill is just the first adventure for Liz (mother to newborn Nicanor) and Rosa (supposed mother to newborn Clarisa). This budding friendship between nursing mothers starts with the promise of liberation but soon ends up being a dangerous business.
Director: Ana Katz
Writer: Ines Bortagaray, Aana Katz
Stars: Julieta Zylberberg, Andres Milicich, Mirella Pascual
Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Running Time 1h 26min
Spanish w/ English subtitles