History Event Detail

UC Irvine Student Center

Film Screening: Tempestad

Department: History

Date and Time: March 7, 2018 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: HG 1030

Event Details

Join us for a screening of the documentary film Tempestad (2016) dir. Tatiana Huezo.

Film Synopsis
Through a subjective and emotional journey, this film conveys the paralyzing power of fear: fear as a sickness that prevents you from taking a stand on your life, on the future of your children; which clouds your ability to dream and grow.

A morning on a quite normal day: Miriam is arrested at her workplace and is accused, without proof, of “people trafficking”. The violence she suffered and was exposed to during her imprisonment has left a profound gap in her life.

Adela works as a clown in a traveling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed; every night during the show, she evokes her missing daughter, Monica. Tempest is the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico.

Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.

Screening Details
Wednesday, March 7th
HG 1030

Questions? Email Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas at arosas1@uci.edu.