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Sunday, September 25 • 5:25pm - 6:25pm
The Mexican Suitcase

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Mexican Suitcase tells the story of three lost boxes, found at the bottom of a closet in Mexico City in 2007. Small boxes: red, green and manila, that disappeared in the chaos of Europe at the beginning of World War II. Contained in the Suitcase were 4,500 unique negatives, the work of three friends, who met in Paris between 1936 and 1937, who would become some of the finest photojournalists of their time; exiled from their respective countries, Germany, Poland and Hungary. They were radicals who understood the dangers of fascism. They traveled to Spain together to fight fascism with their cameras. Robert Capa (23) David "Chim"Seymour (28) and Gerda Taro. Throughout the film we learn through their images the story of the war and the exile. The suitcase, a metaphor, takes us through the narrative with the voices and memories of survivors and of the next generation of exiles. This is a film about images taken in the past (1937 to 1939) recovered in our present (2007) that also looks at how a new generation in Spain is beginning to reconcile itself with its own history. Our film looks at the power of memory and asks, who owns our memories? Where do our memories live? Who has power over our narratives and how do we claim our stories and our pasts.



Sunday September 25, 2011 5:25pm - 6:25pm
GUAVA - Doral Golf Resort & Spa 4400 NW 87th Avenue, Doral, FL 33178