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EL GIGANTE \;a documentary by Bruno Federico\, Andrea Ciacci \, Consuelo Navarro

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< span style="font-size: small\;">To be followed by a Q&\;A with Carolina Caycedo and Paul Werthmeier a Crowd Managment expert with whom Caycedo has been collaborating for this body of work.

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What would you do if some day someone came to your home and told you it would be flooded?

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The construc tion of a hydroelectric power plant threatens the valley of the Magdalena R iver\, its flora\, fauna\, people and their way of living. A group of peasa nts and fishermen\, who have grown up under the shadow of &ldquo\;El Gigant e&rdquo\; (the giant)\, struggles against the multinational companies Enel\ , Endesa and Impregilo. These companies are constructing the power plant de spite the voices of disagreement but with the blatant complicity of the Sta te institutions and the protection of the Army. Through the voices of the p rotagonists and the actions undertaken to protest\, the documentary shows a year of a struggle that has not yet finished.

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The conflicts for territo rial control spread throughout the world\, and each time they become more v iolent\, while they confront local communities with financial giants and tr ansnational industries searching the planet for new sources of profit. &ldq uo\;El Gigante&rdquo\; relates the clash between two opposed visions of lif e: one that pursues unlimited economic growth and uses human beings and nat ure for a system that has already entered crisis\; and one that tries to ma ke rational and balanced use of resources and to live in harmony with a giv en territory. The conflict of El Quimbo\, however\, is not only this\; it i s also a metaphor of the conflict that has been staining Colombia with bloo d for half a century: flexibility in favour of the powerful\, inutility of legal and peaceful forms of opposition\, a democracy deaf to the voices of its citizens\, the necessity to protect one&rsquo\;s own life project. All this leads the victims of the hydroelectric project to actions of civil dis obedience and resistance\, which make the confrontation more serious and pr oduce a violent reaction on part of the State. This situation generates a s piral of which nobody knows where it will end.

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For this reason\, we deci ded to participate one year in the life\, the protests and the organization al process of the communities that are opposed to the hydroelectric project &ldquo\;El Quimbo&rdquo\;. Thus\, the documentary is the result of the int eraction between the makers and the people who struggle.

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Colombia/Italy 2012/62 minutes

DTEND:20131019T170000 DTSTAMP:20140828T040324 DTSTART:20131019T150000 GEO:34.0232998;-118.477291 LOCATION:18th Street Arts Center\,1639 18th St. \nSanta Monica\, CA 90404 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:El Gigante // Screening and Conversation\, Bruno Federico\, Andrea Ciacci\, Consuelo Navarro\, Carolina Caycedo UID:300351 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131019T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T040324 DTSTART:20131019T180000 GEO:34.063188;-118.363265 LOCATION:ACME\,6150 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Scene of a Disappearance\, Natalie Frank UID:298886 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131019T200000 DTSTAMP:20140828T040324 DTSTART:20131019T180000 GEO:34.0631652;-118.3632433 LOCATION:AMBACH & RICE\,6148 Wilshire Blvd. \nLos Angeles\, CA 90048 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Beautiful Things\, Alon Levin UID:299463 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

 \;bG Gallery presents a special night of live music and art to celebrate its third solo exhibit by Malibu painter Gay Su mmer Rick. For her new &lsquo\;Series in Night and Day&rsquo\;\,  \;Gay has painted prominent local coastal scenes in day view and then revisited the scene to paint it from a night perspective. Painting with only a palett e knife\, Gay illustrates the contrast in atmosphere between daylife and ni ghtlife.

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Gay&rsquo\;s signature overlay of colors\, which meld impressionism and abstract color-field painting\, speak as much about the emotion evoked by a place as they do about the place itself. Two diffe rent cities are evoked through paint: one bathed in color and sunlight betw een veils of fog\, and one where the color seeps in behind the darkness of night.

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