How does one go on after an appallingly traumatic experience? Primas is an evocative portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentine teenagers who, in the wake of heinous acts of violence that interrupted their childhoods, will free themselves from the shadows of their past. The film merges realism with the dream world, confirming the power of imagination and expression to enhance the process of the emotional and physical reconstruction of an individual. Travelling in Argentina and Montreal, the girls come of age having revelatory experiences in their everyday lives; learning dance, mime, theatre, and circus arts, as they work with renowned artists from Cirque du Soleil, Theatre Omnibus, Evolucidanse, and others. They express through their bodies what only their imaginations, unique perspectives, and unshakable resilience can reveal.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is a registered charitable organization with the mission to provide a forum for the promotion and exhibition of Latin American cinema in Vancouver. This 11-day annual festival encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking.