The 10th Annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival kicks off this Friday August 31st with Juan de los muertos Spanish with English subtitles Cuba, Spain/2011 Directed by Alejandro Brugués.

On Saturday September 1st, there will be a special free screening of Seeds of the Inner City, English, 55 min Canada/2012 Directed by Andrés Salas. This grassroots documentary follows a year in the life of twelve residents of Vancouver’s Downtown eastside community as they become involved with SOLEFood, a social enterprise that provides agricultural employment and training opportunities in urban farming for inner-city residents. Through interviews with the participants and project organizers, and with a strong composition of images and exploratory sounds, the director creates an emotional and truthful diary of the life and death struggles and triumphs of the first urban farming team in the Downtown eastside.

In this year’s festival you will also find a spotlight on Argentine Cinema, as well as Queer Latin Cinema. You will also see a selection of films in the Al Jazeera Documentary Competition and will see Indigenous film from BC and Beyond. The line-up of films looks fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing some great films in this year’s festival.

You can see the full line-up of films here and purchase your advance tickets here.