A Separate Wind (Viento Aparte)
Dir. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci, Mexico, 2014, 99 min, Spanish w/English subtitles
When their mother suffers a stroke during their family vacation in Oaxaca, Omar (15) and Karina (12) are left with few options but to come back to Mexico City by themselves. With all the roads closed by political demonstrators, they are forced to change the itinerary and travel north, to Chihuahua, near the Mexico-USA border, where they will meet with their grandmother. Along their journey, they will face a broken, grieving country in turmoil over a profound social and political crisis. Dir. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci will attend the screening for a Q&A session lead by Profs. Michael Solomon and Jorge Téllez, from the Hispanic and Portuguese Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania.