Join the Washington Office on Latin America and the American Film Institute (AFI) for a screening of:
An intense and riveting film that depicts Colombia’s deadly armed conflict from the perspective of teenage soldier María
With an introduction from Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, WOLA Senior Associate for the Andes
Saturday, September 26, 2015
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Teenage soldier María is ordered to bring her commander’s newborn baby to safety, but no one knows the secret she is hiding: she’s pregnant herself. Having a child is forbidden amongst the lower-ranked guerrillas; all pregnant soldiers are forced to have abortions so they can continue fighting. Refusing to follow the fate, María runs away, inspired by the life growing inside her. With the threat of danger constantly lurking, this unusual war film explores the devastating personal costs to those caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict. Alias María was a 2015 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, and premiered on the opening night of the 2015 Cartagena Film Festival.