Monday, March 16
1:30PM - 3:03PM
Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd
El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states.
Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Director: Josh Chertoff, Alfredo Alcantara
Producer: Ben Altarescu,
Cinematographer: Alfredo Alcantara
Editor: Josh Chertoff
Sound Designer: Arjun Sheth
Music: Kelly Pratt
Principal Cast: Abelardo Olguin Cuevas, Don Armando Olguin, Abelardo Olguin Jr., Velia Olguin
Josh Chertoff is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. In 2014, his films played at Tribeca, Slamdance and SXSW. He’s currently co-directing a series for The History Channel with Alfredo Alcantara.
Alfredo Alcantara is a filmmaker and cinematographer. He was the cinematographer on “American Promise,” recipient of the Special Jury Award at Sundance in 2013.
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