The reveries, pains and pleasures of a family in the Western Pampas of Argentina are revealed during a time of great change. Cochengo, a folk singer in his youth, now raises cattle in this remote land where the elders speak of the importance and value of traditions and the young adapt to a life marked by modernization – most of them leaving to gain a better education in the cities. The result is a warm, intimate portrait told by the settlers themselves. Directed by Jorge Prelorán. A biographical documentary film on legendary Argentine director Jorgé Prelorán, Traces and Memories of Jorgé Prelorán, will screen March 17.
Introduced by the Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Argentina. Discussion with Karma Foley, Audiovisual Archivist, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution, follows screening.