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The Clan by Pablo Trapero

The Clan (El Clan) is a 2015 Argentine biographical crime film directed by Pablo Trapero, based on the case of the Puccio family from Buenos Aires, that kidnapped four people -three of whom they murdered- in the 1980s.

As shockingly compelling as it is dispiriting, The Clan delivers hard-hitting lessons even for viewers unfamiliar with the real-life history behind its story.

Followed by Q&A with Professors Maria Delgado (Central School of Speech and Drama) and Stephen Hart (UCL), editors of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latin American Cinema  (with Randal Johnson). Free entrance but booking required.

Where: The council Chambers. Inside Hornsey Town Hall. 2nd Floor

When: 3 PM

Chocolate of Peace - Cacao defying Violence

Chocolate of Peace depicts the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó’s experiences of resistance to the violence imposed on it by all armed actors in Colombia’s forty year civil long civil war through its production of organic chocolate.


This film offers a panorama of hope, proof that despite great difficulties it is possible to sow peace through human and economic relationships. Director Gwen Burnyeat will talk about this inspiring community and the making of the film.

Where: The council Chambers. Inside Hornsey Town Hall. 2nd Floor

When: 1:15 PM

Beats of the Heart: SALSA Dir. Jeremy Marre

This classic 1979 documentary captures a unique moment in time for the Latin communities in New York as well as the islands of Puerto Rico and Cuba and exposes the roots and meaning of Salsa through the voices of its greatest exponents.

Over the past twenty-five years, Salsa has profoundly influenced jazz and pop music and provided a style of walking, talking and dancing for the Latin community. From the barrios of New York City to the Caribbean, Salsa captures Latin music in all its joy and improvisational brilliance. Celia Cruz is shown in

rehearsal; Tito Puente performs with his band in the barrio; Ruben Blades demonstrates how politics and music can work together, while Ray Barretto plays bongos at a barrio wedding. The drumming of the secretive Santeria cult shows the influence of African culture that underpins all Salsa and that gives spiritual power to its message.

Featuring: Ray Baretto, Willie Colon and band, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Charlie Palmieri.

Where: The council Chambers. Inside Hornsey Town Hall. 2nd Floor

When: 5:15 PM

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