2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

El Porvenir

Saturday, March 21
11:30AM - 1:03PM

Alamo Lamar C
1120 S 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
Country: USA
Language: Spanish with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 14min

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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