Anita film still, courtesy of Menemsha Films

Anita film still, courtesy of Menemsha Films

FilmLatin Jewish Life in Film

Anita

Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

About the Program

Anita, a young woman with Down syndrome, lives an ordinary life in Buenos Aires, where she is cared for by her mother, Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). But on one tragic morning in 1994, everything changes: Anita is left alone, confused, and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association suffers the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history.

As Anita wanders through the city, she not only learns to care for herself, but also touches the lives of those around her. Directed by Marcos Carnevale. (Argentina, 2011, 104 min. No MPAA rating. In Spanish, Hebrew, and Mandarin with English subtitles.)

VIVA

 
THIS FILM IS PRESENTED AS PART OF “VIVA!,” AN ONGOING SKIRBALL INITIATIVE THAT EXPLORES THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN JEWISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES THROUGH LECTURES, CONVERSATIONS, AND PERFORMING, VISUAL, AND MEDIA ARTS.

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Watch the official trailer for Anita.