poster3 ONE DAY IN AYOTZINAPA 43 Un día en Ayotzinapa 43 Mexico, 2015 Spanish with English subtitles/ 100' Director/Writer: Rafael Rangel wanna-ticket-200x74 Mon-Aug, 29 5:15 PM | The Cinematheque (Preceded by the videoclip by GRAN OM “For Those”) On September 26, 2014, forty-three students from the Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa went missing en route to a demonstration in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. And almost two years later, the families and the nation are left with few answers. In spite of a massive international investigative effort and a plenitude of theories, there is still no conclusive explanation of what happened to these 43 young men, raising the chilling possibility that the mystery of the students’ disappearance will never be solved. A Day in Ayotzinapa 43 is not a recount of the events, but an intimate foray into a community under siege, as it serves as the symbolic epicentre of a political tension that has erupted at all levels. Quisieron enterrarnos, pero no sabían que éramos semillas. Un día en Ayotzinapa 43 no es un recuento de los hechos acaecidos el 26 de septiembre en ese poblado mexicano, sino una incursión intimista a una comunidad en estado de sitio, epicentro simbólico de una tensión política que ha estallado a todos los niveles. Ayotzinapa es el centro de la implosión, el ojo del huracán. Los jóvenes estudiantes que la habitan ¿quiénes son?, ¿qué hacen?, ¿qué piensan?, ¿qué opinan?, ¿qué sueñan?… En estas siete hectáreas también viven los trabajadores con sus familias; es una microsociedad. En contradictoria calma, tal como lo es un ojo de huracán, ahí da inicio un día cualquiera en la vida de su comunidad al interior de la normal de Ayotzinapa.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Producer: Rafael Rangel Cinematographer: León Nik Editor: Ernesto Flores Cast: David Hernández, Ernesto Guerrero Cano, Daniel de la Cruz López, Lucía López Santiago, Minerva Sánchez, Cinerio García

Rafael Rangel (Michoacán, Mexico) is a fiercely independent filmmaker. As an act of integrity, he has never asked for either public or private financial aid to produce his films. His first feature-length experimental fiction film, The Beginning of the Spiral (El principio de la espiral, 2009), screened at the New York Festival of Independent Cinema and the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City. He is currently working on his second narrative film, Kafka's Bicycle (co-written with Paula Markovitch).

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