Hanson FilmTV Institute and the UA Sawyer Seminar on “Neoliberalism at the Neopopulist Crossroads” present a Border Zones screening of Sergio Ramirez’s 1991 (Guatemala, 2021), co-written and co-produced by Jayro Bustamante.
In 1991, during Guatemala’s Civil War, teenagers coming-of-age were either “breaks” (working class Indigenous youth who often had an interest in break dancing) or “anti-breaks” (their white, upper-class counterparts who hunted them down in city streets). Daniel and his friends just want to have fun. They travel with baseball bats, but their goal is not a game, it is a hunt. They don’t know why they do it, they just know that they are “anti-breaks”.
Thursday, November 17th – 7:30pm
The Loft Cinema
This screening is made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation and courtesy of Sergio Ramirez and La Casa de Producción