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Film from Columbia looks for refuge from war and loss, on a lake in the Andes — this Thursday

Posted on: January 17, 2014

The Murphy Library is showing La Sirga, a movie from Columbia and distributed by Film Movement, this Thursday, January 23, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The cinematography is reason enough to see it but the emotions in every scene are unforgettable. Recommended for adults and in Spanish with subtitles in English. Running time is 88 minutes.

Alicia grew up in a small village but the horrors of war force her to flee. Her family has perished except for an uncle who owns an inn on a lake far away in the Andes highlands. She slowly makes her way there on foot. The inn is falling apart but somehow that pulls her from her pain as she helps with repairs. The hope is that tourists will come and things will be normal once again.

Columbian director William Vega has captured the emotional and physical loss fighting has brought to his country, as it has to many countries. Call 837-2417 for details.

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