Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 4:00 P.M. MSU RCAH Theater (Snyder-Phillips Hall)
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Genre: Drama, Human Rights, Family, Anthropology
ABOUT THE FILM
Héctor Gálvez/Perú/2014/89 min
In Spanish with English Subtitles
A group of forensic anthropologists digs up the corpses of eight people who disappeared without a trace 20 years ago during a violent political period in Perú. Among them, they find a ninth unidentified corpse. The only thing that can lead to the identity of the man is the vague photo of a smiling girl found in his shirt’s pocket.
Fidel, a thoughtful investigator fascinated by the case, struggles to maintain a scientific approach to his work when a lonely widow shows up convinced this NN (Non Nomine) is her disappeared husband. Should he conduct a thorough investigation that may leave the widow’s plea unanswered or grant her the closure she has been searching for decades?
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Héctor Gálvez co-directed the documentary feature Lucanamarca, which premiered at the International Documentary Festival IDFA in Amsterdam in 2008 winning a Silver Fox Award. Paraiso, his first fiction feature film, had its world premiere at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, in the Horizons section, and has screened at over 40 film festivals around the world, winning numerous awards.NN (Non Nomine), his second feature film, obtained funding from the Hubert Bals Development Fund, the Cinémas du Monde Fund, the World Cinema Fund and the Ibermedia Fund. It won the Best Unproduced Script at the 2011 Havana Film Festival.
A 30 minute discussion of the film will follow the screening hosted by Claudia Berrios-Campos with Rocío Quispe-Agnoli (Romance and Classical Studies), Elizabeth Drexler (Anthropology), and Rael Mora (Wayka.pe).