The International Documentary Association announced the lineup for its 15th Annual DocuWeeks Theatrical Documentary Showcase which includes the Mexican co-production documentary films El lugar más pequeño / The Tiniest Place (pictured) by Tatiana Huezo and The Mexican Suitcase by Trisha Ziff. Presenting 17 feature films and seven shorts in Oscar qualifying theatrical runs, DocuWeeks will play August 12th through September 1st at the IFC Center in New York City and August 19th through September 8th at the Laemmle Sunset in Los Angeles.
Hailed as "one of the most impressive debuts by a Mexican filmmaker since Carlos Reygadas" by Robert Koehler (Variety), the Mexican-Salvadorean film El lugar más pequeño / The Tiniest Place produced by the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, tells the story about a small village nestled in the mountains amidst the humid jungle in El Salvador. The town was utterly ravaged during the bloody civil war that hit the country between 1980-1992. Throughout the years the community has gone through the process of rebuilding and reinventing itself after surviving a tragedy. The Mexican-Spanish co-production The Mexican Suitcase, tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. The film follows the journey of these negatives to Mexico – images as exiles, recovered 70 years later.