Kino is a not-for-profit, and completely unfunded, arts space.
We are committed to supporting DIY arts and grassroots activism, and aim
to work with promoters, groups, organisations, and individuals who share
the qualities, outlooks and values that are important to us.
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heavily on the voluntary time and effort given by our staff, who work
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25 APR 11
Kavanagh & Amaru Durand Mitre / 82min / 2011)
+ live Q&A via skype with Abel Kavanagh
7.00pm - 9.30pm
free admission / donation
Cafe Kino is, once again, very proud to have teamed up with acclaimed
film-maker, Juan Gabriel Gutiérrez, to bring you another short
series of screenings from some of the leading experimental and artist
film-makers in the world.
gift from the Pacha Mama, the coca leaf has sparked more debate at this
time of important geopolitical shifts in South America. Abel and Amaru
set out to look at this plant from a new perspective, hoping to decry
the established link between the sacred leaf and the illegal drug derived
from it: cocaine.
They travelled along the nerves of the leaf, moving gradually from the
traditional to the industrial world, from Bolivia to Peru, from yesterday
to today on a journey that reveals the vital importance of the coca leaf
to people across these two countries.
Abel Kavanagh was born in Dublin in 1979. Lives in Lille France
but has an itchy feet and despite of living in France, he is a good turf
cutter. Has a Master in sciences of information & communication (exchange
between France and Peru) and a Master in documentary filmmaking (France).
Abel attended Werner Herzog's 'Rogue Film School' in London 2011.
Amaru Durand Mitre forgot his birthday but is considered a serious earthonaut
and fresh filmmaker overall in the space of very independent documentaries.
Most of sometime he lives in the center of Germany and develops approaches
to mind--bending film themes.
**This screening will also be followed by a Q&A via Skype with filmmaker
is an occational series of collaborations between Cafe Kino and Juan Gabriel
which aims to bring you the leading lights of understated
and patiently beautiful avant-garde film and video from around the world,
plus live Q&A with the film-makers and other special guests.
Gutiérrez is a Colombian-born film-maker and musician, now based
in Bristol, who’s recent film, Erw Dinmael, saw him hand-picked
by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Signs of Life etc) to attend his prestigious
Rogue Film School.