Vlaff Wewerethere

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Saturday, September 6th at 3:00pm

The 12th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival runs from August 28th until September 7th, 2014 and will celebrate the distinct Latin American style and artistic approach to cinema, while avoiding the clichés that many often associate with "latin" culture. VLAFF's film selection has been recognized internationally for a curatorial vision that honours new Latin American filmmakers alongside more established ones.

Alliance Française is proud to support this wonderful film festival again this year!

The movie Alliance Française will support is "We were there" by Sandra Rodriguez.

Director/Writer: Sandra Rodríguez Producers: Arrimage Productions, Parallaxes Productions Cinematographer: Geneviève Perron Editor: Mariano Franco Sound: Sylvain Vary Sound Editor: Catherine Van Der Donckt Music: Mariano Franco, Fernando Pinzón

Priests. Revolutionaries. Grandpas. In 1965, six young Spanish priests arrive in Bolivia as missionaries. Somewhat rebellious and anti-conformist, they think they will change mentalities. But they soon find that they will be the ones to be changed. Witnesses to historic Latin American social movements, they cannot help but become involved; they rub shoulders with Che Guevara’s guerrilleros, hide weapons, shelter wounded men. Kicked out of the country, expelled by the Church, eventually they end up having to disband. Now in their 70s, as the eldest shows worrying signs of Alzheimer’s, they decide to take together once again the journey that changed their lives forever.

The fact that the filmmaker is the daughter of one of the protagonists allows for intensely personal elements to be introduced that create a unique aesthetic appeal. Marcelo Vera, El Deber