The Mexican Suitcase

Cine Latino

Title Conditional: The Mexican Suitcase

Directed by Trisha Ziff (Mexico, Spain, USA 2011)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm | 105 North Gate Hall

Image from The Mexican Suitcase. (Image courtesy of 212BerlinFilms.)
(Image courtesy of 212BerlinFilms.)

The Mexican Suitcase tells the incredible story of thousands of negatives containing some of the most compelling images from the Spanish Civil War, including work by legendary photographer Robert Capa, that were lost for over half a century. The documentary interweaves the journey of the photos, from their disappearance at the beginning of World War II to their rediscovery in Mexico City in 2007, with the stories of people whose lives were dramatically changed by the war. 86 Minutes. Spanish, Catalan and English dialogue with English subtitles.

“For even the most casual students of photography, journalism and history, this beautiful and soulful film is nevertheless required viewing.” — Film Journal International

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffZMf_GBt6U

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required.