Yvy Maraey: Tierra sin mal (Yvy Maraey: Land without Evil). 2013. Bolivia/Mexico. Written and directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia. In Spanish; English subtitles. 107 min.
Based on a story by Valdivia, Elio Ortíz. With Valdivia, Ortíz. A well-off metropolitan filmmaker hoping to retrace the trail of an early Swedish documentarian travels to the Bolivian highlands in search of savages. Once there, however, he finds his privileged cultural position met with ire more often than awe. Including allusions to documentary classics like Nanook of the North, Valdivia’s film moves beyond the plot itself to probe larger questions of memory, the politics of representation, and the power of cinema, all with sophistication and grace.
Saturday, May 10, 2014,4:00 p.m.T2, Titus Theater 2
Sunday, May 4, 2014,5:00 p.m.T2, Titus Theater 2Introduced by Juan Carlos Valdivia
Saturday, May 3, 2014,4:00 p.m.New York University, King Juan Carlos I Center