4.11.18: La Lucha Continua

Early morning meet up with Melisa and bus it to her favorite cafe in the Barracas neighborhood as the city slowly wakes up. Cafe con leche y medialunas? Don’t mind if I do! Riding high on sugar and caffeine, we take another bus to the wild streets of Pompeya and finally a train to the former Avellaneda Station, now known as Darío Santillán y Maximiliano Kosteki Station in tribute to two young activists gunned down by police at this spot during a 2002 protest in the wake of Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis. The manifestación theme continues with Paulo’s early evening shoot at a protest in front of the Cine Gaumont on the opening night of the 20th edition of BAFICI. Viva the cinematic revolution!!!!! On the way home we pass a shadowy Evita tribute on the side of the Ministry of Social Developent building that the current government apparently refuses to light at night as a (not so) subtle FU to the Peronistas. Power to the People!

Filed under: The Sound We See: Buenos Aires

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Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr travel the world, sharing movies and music with the masses. At home in Los Angeles, they facilitate community screenings and workshops at the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit media arts organization.

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