Boxing Morena

Here in the United States, it’s easy to take filmmaking for granted. We throw millions of dollars on the table to produce a flick about talking Chihuahuas. And it’s only a matter of time before Jersey Shore goes full-length feature. But for much of the world, which exists outside Hollywood’s pulverizing reach, movie-making can still shine a light on complex reality — as in Nicaragua, where there’s 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
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Gabriela Garcia

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