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Palabras Mágicas

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Director: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez Run Time: 82 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2012 Language: Spanish

Starring: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez

Lake Managua holds tremendous significance for Nicaraguans, it is the polluted and stagnant lake where the ashes of the revolutionary, Augusto Sandino, were thrown after his assassination. Nicaragua remains in a state of of unresolved suspension, the war in Nicaragua ended with negotiations for which opposing factions never provided a public explanation. Narrated in the first person, the film blends archival footage with dazzling landscape captures. Filmmaker Mercedes Moncada focuses on her personal narrative of the brutality of the Somoza dictatorship that followed the Sandinista revolution in 1979 and the corruption of Sandinista leaders who eventually betrayed the revolution. In Magic Words, Lake Managua appears like a metaphor for the rotten legacy of corrupt regimes that have marked the modern history of Nicaragua.

(Mexico/Guatemala/Nicaragua, 2012, 82 min)

Directed & Written by: Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez; Cinematography: Carlos F. Rossini, Leoncio Villarías; Editing: Mercedes Cantero; Music: Leoncio Lara Bon; Sound:Lena Esquenazi, Armando Moreira, Giacomo Buonafina, David Heredero; Production: Jorge Sánchez, Mercedes Moncada.

The Carnegie Museum of Art in partnership with Row House Cinema presents the 58th Carnegie International Film Festival curated by Rasha Salti. The festival opens at Row House Cinema on Friday March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 11.   

Palabras Mágicas – 3/5/23 @ 2:30 pm
Palabras Mágicas – 3/9/23 @ 6:00 pm
Palabras Mágicas – 3/11/23 @ 7:00 pm


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