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Saturday, November 12 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Shorts Program

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Guañape Sur
János Richter
2010 | 23 min | Italy, Peru

Hundreds of workers descend on Guañape Sur off the coast of Peru to harvest the excrement of the island birds, hardened over the course of 11 many years by the locale’s unique weather patterns.

Co-presented by Pachamama Peruvian Arts, and Rooftop Films


Voice Unknown
Jinhee Park
2011 | 33 min | South Korea, United States
Filmmaker in Person | New York Premiere

An elderly woman shuffles around the neighborhood grocery store where she works, attending to the mundane tasks of shopkeeping. Her face is obscured to protect the family she left behind as she describes her harrowing escape from North Korea. Through her disembodied voice, a universal story unfolds, one of loss, exile, and cultivating roots in a new land.

Co-presented by Asia Society and Rooftop Films


White Elephant (Nzoku ya Pembe)

Kristof Bilsen
2011 | 34 min | Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, United Kingdom
U.S. Premiere

At Kinshasa’s central post office, an ossified remnant of the Congo’s colonial past, employees sit idle in vast rooms built for more bustling times. Sixty years since achieving independence from Belgium, and the country’s hopes for a prosperous and just future are unrealized but not abandoned.

 Co-presented by Museum for African Arts and Rooftop Films


Saturday November 12, 2011 6:00pm - 7:30pm
People Center Theater American Museum of Natural History