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Historias del Canal / Panama Canal Stories

Historias del Canal / Panama Canal Stories

Panamá, 2014, Run Time: 106 Minutes, Genre: Drama

National Hispanic Cultural Center


Saturday, September 17th


2:00 PM

This historical drama chronicles five incredible stories of people who helped build the famous canal and Panama itself. Spanning a century, from 1913 to 2013, the film weaves together the tales of five remarkable characters: Clarice, a young Jamaican labourer forced to choose between love and survival at the hands her American and British bosses during the Canal’s construction; Jake, the son of an engineer who grows up in the ‘American zone’ in 1950s Panama but who really wants to be with his Panamanian friends; José, a student caught up in the 1960s political unrest and his love for a pretty American girl, Lucy; Silverio, a chauffeur for visiting U.S. politicians who is hired to spy on them by local political activists in 1977; and Clarice Jones, a jazz singer in New York City who discovers that her great-grandmother worked on the canal and decides to go to Panama to discover her to roots. Text by Canadian Film Institute

Historias del Canal plasma, a través de la visión de 5 directores, relatos que se extienden a través de un siglo. Hombres, mujeres y niños que se ven influenciados por la existencia de Canal, el acontecimiento que cambió la historia no sólo de un país sino del mundo.

  • Director: Abner Benaim, Carolina Borrero, Luis Franco Brantley, Pinky Mon, Pituka Ortega-Heilbron
  • Language: Spanish with English subtitles
  • Tags: Full Feature, Sat, Sept 17th

Cast & Characters

Lakisha May, Andre Morris, Kathleen Wise, Iván González, Carlos Eduardo Goldstein.

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