Directed by: Jorge Prelorán
COCHENGO MIRANDA (Argentina, 1974/2003, 54 min.)
The reveries, pains and pleasures of a family in the Western Pampas of Argentina are revealed during a time of great change. Cochengo, a folk singer in his youth, now raises cattle in this remote land where the elders speak of the importance and value of traditions and the young adapt to a life marked by modernization – most of them leaving to gain a better education in the cities. The result is a warm, intimate portrait told by the settlers themselves. Directed by Jorge Prelorán. A biographical documentary film on legendary Argentine director Jorgé Prelorán, Traces and Memories of Jorgé Prelorán, will screen March 17.
Introduced by the Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Argentina. Discussion with Karma Foley, Audiovisual Archivist, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution, follows screening.
FREE. To register, visit the Embassy website at www.embassyofargentina.us/registration and provide your email. On March 18, the Embassy will send an email offering 75 seats for reservations. If reservations are not picked up half an hour before screening time, they will be released to stand-bys.