Kingdom of Shadows
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 17:00
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
After the screening there will be a Q&A with activist Consuelo Morales and director Bernardo Ruiz. Moderator is Alwin Helmink. After this the audience will have the chance to talk to the activist and the director during Meet the Activist at Studio A in Filmhuis Den Haag from 18.45 - 19.15 hrs.
It was Consuelo Morales’s religious calling that landed her in the world of human rights. It was there that she discovered that serving God and serving man go extremely well together. For over twenty years, she has led the human rights organization Cadhac in the Northern Mexican state of Nuevo León. As seen in Kingdom of Shadows, in recent years, she has focused primarily on Mexico’s most serious problem in this area, the over 27,000 desaparecidos (‘missing’). Read more about Consuelo Morales.
Bernardo Ruiz is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His directorial feature debut, Reportero about attacks on the press in Mexico, was nominated for a 2014 News and Documentary Emmy® Award and screened as part of the A Matter of ACT-programme of the 2013 Movies That Matter Festival. The film premiered at Full Frame (U.S.), IDFA (Europe) and Ambulante (Mexico). New York Magazine called it “a powerful reminder of how journalism often requires immense amounts of physical and psychological bravery.”
Alwin Helmink is journalist and storyteller and editor at Spijkers met Koppen and BNN/VARA.