12th Hispanic Film Series-Memories of My Father 9/11-9/17
All movies will be screened virtually.
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Spanish with English subtitles
With Javier Camara, Nicolas Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego
Based on the legendary book Oblivion: A Memoir by the Colombian writer Hector Abad Faciolince, and directed by Academy Award winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque), the film tells of the life of the prominent doctor and human rights activist, Hector Abad Gomez (Javier Camara), a father who is concerned about both his children and children from less favored classes.
After a devastating loss in the family, Hector gives himself to the greater cause of public health programs for the poor in Medellin to the consternation of the city's authorities. the film straddles two eras: Faciolince's adolescence in Medellin in the 1970's, and his young adulthood in the 80's up until 1987 when his father is assassinated.