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Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival

Tire Dié (Toss Me a Dime) with Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be

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Saturday 4/26
11:00 am
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
$5 IHP Members

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Tire Dié (Toss Me a Dime)
dir. Fernando Birri, Argentina, 1958, Spanish w/ English subtitles, 33 min.
This print was subtitled by International House and placed at MOMA for national distribution. First screening in Philadelphia in 24 years!

The first film of the first Latin American documentary film school (the Escuela Documental de Santa Fe), Tire Dié focuses on the children who wait daily for the passing train to ask for money from the passengers, shouting “Tire dié!” (toss me a dime!) in the neighborhood known as “Tire Dié” in the city of Santa Fe, Argentina. Tire Dié was part of the exhibition Latin American Visions produced by International House, 1989-1991.

Forbidden Lovers Meant To Be

USA, 2013, 35 minutes

Working with talented high school students from North Philadelphia at Taller Puertorriqueño’s Youth Artist Program, filmmakers Joanna Siegel, Melissa Beatriz Skolnick, and Kate Zambon sought to capture the personal and artistic journeys of the youth through film. While facilitating collaborative film workshops with the students, themes of race/ethnicity, cultures, language, and identity emerged. Throughout this process of engaging in story development and visual representation, the students created a video of their own, while the filmmakers documented the process using metafilm techniques. The students' short film, Forbidden Lovers Meant to Be, highlights the talent and creativity of these youth. Forbidden Lovers Meant to Be was created by the spring 2012 Youth Artist.
The filmmakers will be present to introduce and discuss their work, followed by a Q&A