TUESDAY, November 17. 7 pm. Michaux School of Education Auditorium. NCCU. Durham, NC

THURSDAY, November 19. 7 pm. Jarrell Lecture Hall (in Jackson Library). UNC-G. Greensboro, NC

TUMACO PACIFICO. Samuel Córdoba (Colombia, 2008). 90 min.

This remarkable film portrays daily life in an underdeveloped and overpopulated city that has been struck by a tsunami of violence. Tumaco is a city inhabited mainly by Afro-Colombians, where thousands live in houses standing on stilts over the ocean, with no proper water or sanitation systems. It is a symbol of marginality. However, Tumaco natives Junior, Carmen Julia, Doña Eduarda, and Don Carlos share their life stories and their most profound reflections, revealing their struggles to survive in an endangered environment.  Absurd and beautiful at same time, the city grows over an ocean full of trash…and dreams.

Award winner, 26th Latin American Film Festival Bordeaux, France (public award)

Spanish with English subtitles


Introduced by Director Samuel Córdoba.

Q & A following the screening.


Movie homepage with trailer:  http://tumacopacifico.com