In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, 500 children the sons and daughters of Spanish Republicans´ we displaced from their homes and transferred to Morelia. The Children of Morelia, as they came to be known, grew up in Mexico under the auspices of General Lázaro Cárdenas. After Franco´s death in the mid 1970´s, a number of these children crossed the Atlantic to be reunited with their birthparents. However, many of them weren´t able to relate to their Spanish families and decided to return to Mexico. Doña Amparo Batanero, Don Antonio Aranda, Don José Dobla, and Don Francisco Aramburu are just 4 of the 500 children who had to leave their family and their home. Doña Amalia Solórzano de Cárdenas describes the reasons behind President Cárdenas´ decision to protect these children in Mexico. A story of fate and survival and those who lived through it
Abel and Marianne discover that their 13-year-old son Joseph has been secretly selling his most prized possessions. They quickly realize that Joseph is not the only one, there are hundreds of children around the world doing the same thing. His mission: finance a mysterious project in Africa to save the planet.
A pioneer among filmmakers, Jane Campion was the first woman to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes, for The Piano. In 40 years of work, she has carved out a unique place for herself in the highly masculine pantheon of cinema. A visual and iconoclastic director, a subtle portraitist of women and the human soul, Campion is also a furtive director: both discreet and whimsical, gentle and impertinent, and sometimes misunderstood.
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