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South Social meets Mexico

Mexican movies, music and food at London film festival

July 14th, 2017
Valentina Di Carlantonio, CD News
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As a part of the South Social Film Festival the Mexican movie Güeros will be shown. The film will be shown on July 14th, with Mexican music and food also available on the evening. This is a part of the South Social that meets the world series.

 

South Social Film Festival is South London’s home for international independent films, music and food events. SSFF is a showcase for cross-cultural diversity showing films that will shock, enlighten, inspire and entertain the expat groups based in South London.

In 2016 South Social Film Festival launched a series of events, South Social Meets the World, dedicated each month to a different country, starting in April until October and a special Crowdfunding event in November. In 2017 South Social continued with the second series of South Social Meets the world: 6 events for 6 countries, 6 screenings with 6 world musicians and 6 diverse cuisines.

Güeros by Alonso Ruizpalacios, winner of 21 awards in festivals such as Berlin Film Festival, American Film Institute and Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of 3 students in the middle of a university protest, who shoot a documentary about their search for a legendary folk singer. The story portrays everyday life in the many faces of Mexico City with a touch of surrealism, diversity in politics, race, friendship and cinema.

This festival uses movies, music and food to teach the people of South London more about different countries. Through the media of film much can be learned about a culture. The festival gives a great opportunity to learn more about Mexico and to represent the Mexican Culture in London.

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