Sorrows of the Struggle | (Tristezas de la lucha) | Paz Encina Paraguay, 2014-16

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Paz Encina and Natalia Brizuela for an in-conversation for a screening of The Sorrows of the Struggle. A trilogy of short films that explores life in Paraguay during and after the military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner. Familiar and Arrival were both made using audio recordings and documents found by Encina in the Archives of Terror—the archive amassed by the dictatorship’s police, documenting their own human rights violations from 1954 to 1989. Sorrows of the Struggle, the only fictional short in the trilogy, is based on a Paraguayan short story by Rafael Barrett, in which a political prisoner under house arrest feels compassion for the soldier guarding his imprisonment.

Natalia Brizuela

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission