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Memory Trails: The Works of Marcos Arriaga

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Screening, November 17, 2016 – Pleasure Dome, Co-presentation with York Cinema & Media Arts Department Programme From his earliest days as a street photographer for Lima’s left wing newspaper, Marcos Arriaga, has lent his compassionate framings …

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Looking for Carmen

Looking for Carmen explores a violent episode in recent Peruvian history: the civil war instigated by the Peruvian communist guerilla group, The Shining Path, between 1980 and 2000. Abimael Guzman, a philosophy professor considered the …

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100% of My Attention: an interview with Marcos Arriaga

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An interview by Mike Hoolboom for Pleasure Dome, Fall 2016 Marcos: I was trained as a journalist. I attended a private university in Peru between 1980-85 at a time of social change. I was trying …

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Assembly

Assembly is a short film that illustrates the struggle of the working class in Peru, in relation to the global workers movement. The grainy images, canted shots, still images and Russian montages offer a captivating …

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Many Years Later

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Exhibition of Photography & Film: Toronto Free Gallery | 1277 Bloor Street West | April 24 – May 22, 2010 Many Years Later is a visual project composed of two intertwined events captured by filmmaker …

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Tale of Winter

Tale of Winter focuses on the societal indifference towards homeless people. One the of the biggest challenges of ours times is the lack of empathy towards the underprivileged, the poor, the deranged: the people who …

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3 x 16

These three short films, consists of perceptive depictions of a public square in Lima, the view from his mother’s rooftop, and work at the Toronto film festival revision department. The filmmaker used 16 mm as …

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Maricones (Faggots)

Set in the marginal neighbourhood of Corongo and the seigniorial cobblestone streets of Lima, Peru, MARICONES unveils the many contradictions and advances of a sexual revolution that is sweeping the world at the dawn of …

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A Little Square Heaven

A documentary that explores the lives of gardeners from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in Toronto community gardens. The gardeners are the basis for a look at multiculturalism in Toronto. Their values, relationship to the …

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Promised Land

An experimental documentary film, which mixes the personal and the political. It follows the story of my family in Peru, from the middle of the last century through to the present day. The story of …

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