Nuria, Fabio and their mother, Amparo, arrive on a small island of huts built on rickety stilts in the middle of the Amazon jungle, on the border between Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The family have recently escaped from the armed conflict in Colombia where the father disappeared. Through striking, atmospheric visuals, Los Silencios creates an exquisitely moving story of a small family caught up in the immensity of the refugee crisis.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization that exhibits and promotes independent Latin American film and media art. We organize an 11-day annual festival to encourage dialogue among cultures, and explore and celebrate the art of contemporary Latin American, Latin-Canadian, and Indigenous filmmaking. August 22 - September 1, 2019 www.vlaff.org