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LA PLAYA DC \ 90 min \ Colombia

Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces the difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closest friend disappears, Tomas plunges in the streets of the city. His search becomes an initiatory journey that compels him to face his past and to leave aside the influence of his is brothers in order to find his own identity. Through this journey, Tomas reveals a unique perspective of a vibrant and unstable city that, like Tomas, stands on the threshold between what once was and what might be.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Winner for Best First Work - Lima Latin American Film Festival; Best Film & Best Film Editing - Premios Macondo; Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding International Motion Picture; Nominated for Golden Camera & Un Certain Regard Award - Cannes Film Festival (Festival De Cannes); Chicago International Film Festival; Official Colombian Entry - Best Foreign Film at the 86th Academy Awards

Juan Andrés Arango García

Juan Andrés Arango García is a Colombian-Canadian film director. His debut feature film, La Playa DC, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards

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