September 27, 2018
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Hispanic Heritage Film Series: ZAMA
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Directed by Lucrecia Martel, Argentina, 2017.
Zama is a fiction film about the colonial period in Argentina. An officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.