Open City: INVASION + Director Q&A

part of Open City Documentary Festival
Dir: Abner Benaim
Panama / Argentina / 2014 / 94mins

Book Tickets

Date: Sun 21 June, 2015
Time: 15:30
Price: £9 (£7 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

Director Abner Benaim's ambitious project to recreate the 1989 invasion of Panama through personal recounts and fictionalised reconstructions confronts the reliability of non-fiction filmmaking as well as questioning human remembrance and the collective memory of a country. When the US invaded Panama to depose dictator Manuel Noriega, leaving an unknown number of civilians dead in their wake, they transformed the identity of the country. By handing the control of the narrative back to his fellow Panamanian people, Benaim explores the pain, doubt and confusion left behind by the atrocities as well as interrogating the way that we construct our own history.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director