Full Frame Film Fest to Show Five Latino Docs


The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC has just released today its lineup for the 2012 NEW DOCS program consisting of 57 selections including five films about Latin America. Full Frame will present the US Premiere of Bernardo Ruiz's Reportero (pictured), that follows a veteran journalist and his colleagues as they challenge the drug cartels and the corrupt local officials in northern Mexico despite increasing danger.

Additionally the festival includes the North American premiere of the Chilean documentary El salvavidas / The Lifeguard by Maite Alberdo who uses the backdrop of a Chilean beach to tell the story of her subject; Abuelas / Grandmothers by Afrain Eghbal, an animated doc about the grandmothers who fill Argentina's Plaza de Mayo in search of their grandchildren and in protest of their disappearance; the North American premiere of Raising Resistance by Bettin Borgfeld and David Bernet who contrast the contested relationship of Paraguayans to transgenic soy; and Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray who examine the evolution of the architecture of the early Cuban Revolution.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema, this year it will run April 12-15.