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NCLAFF: "Papi" and "Martirio"

Book that the film Papi is based on
Saturday, October 15, 2022
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NC Latin American Film Festival

Free and open to the public.


Dir. by Noelia Quintero Herencias. Dominican Republic. 2020. 88 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Based on Dominican novelist and musician Rita Indiana's Novel Papi. Papi recounts a day in the life of Sonia, a precocious 8-year-old girl with a vibrant imagination. Her flashbacks and surreal flights of fancy shed light on her relationship with her father, who is only ever known as the elusive "Papi" figure.

Followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m. and at 5 p.m. by "Martirio."


Dir. by Vicente Carelli, Ernesto de Carvalho, Tatiana Almeida. Brazil. 2016. 162 min. In Portuguese, Guaraní, and Spanish with English subtitles.

With Celso Aoki, Myriam Medina Aoki, Oriel Benites, Tonico Benites and Guaraní and Kaiowá communities of Mato Grosso do Sul state.

Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous expert and filmmaker Vincent Carelli seeks out the origins of the Guaraní Kaiowá genocide. A conflict of disproportionate forces: the peaceful and obstinate insurgency of the dispossessed Guaraní Kaiowá against the powerful apparatus of agribusiness. While fighting against the Brazilian Congress in order not to be evicted from their homes, the 50,000 indigenous people demand the demarcation of the space that belongs to them. With rigorous investigative work, this Brazilian director recorded the birthplace of the resistance movement in the 1980s and tells, with his own voice and those of the indigenous people, of the social and political injustices suffered.

Parking available in Fedex Global Educ Building Garage for $1.