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About the Event
ARGENTINA / DRAMA / SPANISH / SUBTITLED / 2011 / 104 mins
Directed by Marcos Carnevale, Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome (Alejandra Manzo) who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, with her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to stand up for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants.
Watch trailer here.
Admission is free. Registration will open soon.
Sponsors: EBIJFF, CCJCC, Cong. B’nai Shalom in partnership with Cong. Beth Emek.
Note: On Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm, award-winning author/historian Fred Rosenbaum will place the film Anita into its historic and cultural context. Admission is free.