The True/False Film Festival announced today the lineup for its 2012 edition which includes the Mexican documentary film Canícula by director José Álvarez. The film takes places in the Totonac village of Zapotal, Santa Cruz, where the tension between tradition and the creeping forces of modernity plays a dynamic role for the entire film.
Other selected films with Latin American content include Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, about Mexican-American singer songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez whose music was highly popular in South Africa; Victor Kossakovsk's ¡Vivan las Antipodas! about Earth’s antipodal pairs including Rios, Argentina, and Patagonia in Chile; and Wojciech Staron's Argentinian Lesson about a small Polish kid trying to adapt to a new life in Buenos Aires; and Nadav Kurtz's Paraíso, a short film about three Mexican immigrants who clean the windows of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers.
On its ninth edition, the True/False Film Festival, focusing on documentary film, will take place March 1-4 in Columbia, Missouri.