This year's Latin American Panorama section takes on a serious note. All the films are connected through their effort to describe the problematic aspects of life in contemporary Latin America. The critical attitude to social events may be the common denominator of this year. This might be one of the reasons why most films were made by established directors by men seasoned and worldly-wise. Only two out of the nine films are debuts. It is also interesting that most of the films have children or teenagers as protagonists. As if those most vulnerable were the best vehicle for showing injustice and various wrongs of today. For similar reasons, most of the protagonists in this year’s films are from lower social classes. The injustice they experience is only increased by this social disqualification.

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