Here in the United States, its easy to take filmmaking for granted. We throw millions of dollars on the table to produce a flick about talking Chihuahuas. And its only a matter of time before Jersey Shore goes full-length feature. But for much of the world, which exists outside Hollywoods pulverizing reach, movie-making can still shine a light on complex reality as in Nicaragua, where theres been zero filmmaking for more than two decades owing to lack of money and equipment. When a group of filmmakers and actors finally found the means to produce La Yuma a tale about a young woman in a poor section of Managua pursuing her dream of becoming a boxer you best believe they took seriously their task of representing misunderstood youth living out complicated issues.
This Sunday, watch the results of their endeavor at Coral Gables Art Cinema, which will host a reception with director Florence Jaugey at 6 p.m. and a screening at 7.
Mondays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Starts: Nov. 21. Continues through Dec. 5, 2010