Latin American Film Festival – Delicate Balance

5 February 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario

Join us for the screening of Delicate Balance, the second film of the 2020 Latin American Film Festival, at the Kitchener Public Library’s Main branch, 85 Queen St., Kitchener.

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Synopsis: Centered around an extensive interview with Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the former President of Uruguay who gained notoriety on the world stage as a rare politician: one that lives according to the ideas and principles he preaches, Delicate Balance is a contemplative essay on the everyday reality of globalization.

Mujica’s ideas about modern society, where economic interests prevail over human values, are used to connect three stories: A Japanese salaryman in Tokyo, a sub-Saharan community trying to cross the borders into Europe, a family evicted from their own home in Spain. Three stories intertwined on three different continents.

The words of the President Mujica — a humble, soft-spoken figure who looks like a retired farm laborer rather than a retired politico — structure this clear-sighted documentary about the socio-economic mess we’re making of our world, but it also comes with suggestions from Mujica about how to change it for the better.

Ultimately, Delicate Balance is a proposal for change, from the particular to the general, that offers a powerful message of optimism for the future. This film is a reflection on the path that the human race is taking, on its habits and its relationship with the world.

Spanish with English subtitles, 81 min.

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