Join us at the New York Premiere of Chocó, critically acclaimed as one of the most groundbreaking AfroColombian films. 
New York Premiere of Chocó
Sunday March 24, 20134:00pmTriBeCa Cinemas
We are very excited to promote Chocó, which is one of the most groundbreaking AfroColombian films and will be having its New York Premiere during the 1st Annual Colombian Film Festival in New York. Chocó, a critically acclaimed film, has been selected for a number of international film festivals including, the 62nd International Film Festival in Berlin, the Latin American Film Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Latin American Film Festival of Sidney, Australia.Chocò is the story of a woman from the Chocó region in the pacific coast of Colombia. Chocó – also the name of the main character – is played by Colombian Karent Hinestroza. She’s an unemployed Afro-Colombian mother and wife who had to leave her land and move to another region within the department. She’s forced to take care of her 8-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son and jobless husband, who spends his time neglecting his family.The film sheds light on the daily lives of the people of Chocó, especially in terms of their displacement, illegal mining and unemployment, forcing the Colombian public to recognize the department’s struggles, said Faride Ortiz, a film critic and sociologist at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.Juanita Llano, a psychologist who specializes in domestic violence, says of the film “The film tells us that these issues are far from ending in our country. It is a clear example and a call to authorities to be more rigorous in bringing these aggressors to justice. The story of the main character is the story of many women in Colombia and throughout the world. Chocó is just the stage on which the issue played out.”

Join us at the New York Premiere of Chocó, critically acclaimed as one of the most groundbreaking AfroColombian films. 

New York Premiere of Chocó


Sunday March 24, 2013
4:00pm
TriBeCa Cinemas

We are very excited to promote Chocó, which is one of the most groundbreaking AfroColombian films and will be having its New York Premiere during the 1st Annual Colombian Film Festival in New YorkChocó, a critically acclaimed film, has been selected for a number of international film festivals including, the 62nd International Film Festival in Berlin, the Latin American Film Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Latin American Film Festival of Sidney, Australia.

Chocò is the story of a woman from the Chocó region in the pacific coast of Colombia. Chocó – also the name of the main character – is played by Colombian Karent Hinestroza. She’s an unemployed Afro-Colombian mother and wife who had to leave her land and move to another region within the department. She’s forced to take care of her 8-year-old daughter, 6-year-old son and jobless husband, who spends his time neglecting his family.

The film sheds light on the daily lives of the people of Chocó, especially in terms of their displacement, illegal mining and unemployment, forcing the Colombian public to recognize the department’s struggles, said Faride Ortiz, a film critic and sociologist at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Juanita Llano, a psychologist who specializes in domestic violence, says of the film “The film tells us that these issues are far from ending in our country. It is a clear example and a call to authorities to be more rigorous in bringing these aggressors to justice. The story of the main character is the story of many women in Colombia and throughout the world. Chocó is just the stage on which the issue played out.”

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