North American Premiere
Original Title: Septiembre
Running Time: 70min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Zeno Mountain Award
Teresa was just three months old when, on September 5th 1980, a bomb tore through the bus carrying her and her mother. Teresa lost her mother and her hearing that day. The years to come would be a time of painful reckoning for Teresa, her father and her wounded country.
Based on real events, Kenneth Muller’s second feature is a cri de cœur for Guatemala, still recovering from its devastating civil war. By focusing on the intimate story of Teresa, her father and a photojournalist with whom they fatefully cross paths, September manages to articulate the intricate nature of loss beyond the boundaries of collateral damage, peering into the souls of those whose lives are ravaged by violence—and whose hearts are fortified by the bonds of familial love.
SEPTEMBER screens with Los Comandos
Director: Kenneth Müller
Producer: Mauricio Escobar, Tom Davia