Human Rights in Latin America Film Event!

5PM Saturday 19th October | Building Y3A, Theatre 1, Macquarie University
Entry by Donation
Once again and for a fourth year, the Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) and Macquarie University are presenting the “Human Rights in Latin America Film Event”, on Saturday 19th October, from 5pm at Macquarie University. The event includes Venezuelan feature film ‘Rock, Paper Scissor’ directed by Hernan Jabes, food, music, panel discussion and lots of food for thought.
Hernán Jabes’ Rock, Paper, Scissors. The Venezuelan entry at the Oscars this year, the film explores the lengths people are willing to go to in order to protect their loved ones in a chaotic society. Rock, Paper, Scissors was a sold out session during the Festival, so if you missed it, this is your chance to watch it! And, as it is every year, entry to the 2013 Human Rights in Latin America Film Event at Macquarie University is by donation.
Last years Human Rights film event was a full house packed with energy and intellectual discourse around Human Rights in Latin America. A podcast of previous years discussions can be viewed on the SLAFF Vimeo channel –
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About the film:

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Caracas, Venezuela. The lives of two families become enmeshed and are changed forever after an innocent childhood game leads to a devastating discovery. Lives are turned upside down as both families – one wealthy, one poor – are pushed to the limits. Just how far are they prepared to go to protect the ones they love? In a city where corruption is rife and violence the order of the day, human life is of little value.
Exploring the uncertainty of fate and the pressures of modern life, Rock, Paper, Scissors is an emotionally charged portrayal of a chaotic society. A box office hit in its native Venezuela, the film was nominated as Venezuela’s entry for Best Foreign Language Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.

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Hernán Jabes is Director-cameraman, and a founding partner of Factor RH Producciones (2006). Filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience. Among his most outstanding works are The short films En Los Roques … (2000), 900 Panico (2003) and La Librería (2004), music videos for Dermis Tatu “Terrenal” (1996), Ilan Chester´s Venezuela’s National Anthem (1997), Sur Carabella´s “Far from Here” (2001), Famasloop´s “From fire to fire” (2009 ) and Onechot´s “Rotten Town” (2010). all were awarded abroad and at home. His documentaries include Expresión for the Caracas International Theater Festival (1997) and Arpa Caracas y Buche (2005), a documentary series about joropo tuyero mirandino (Miranda State traditional music).
Considered as one of the most versatile and sought-after directors in the advertising world since 1997, Jabes work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States, Central America, Africa and Latin America, including Brazil. He has been acclaimed in seven opportunities as Best Director by the National Association of Advertisers (ANDA) in Venezuela, the last mention in 2011.
In 2007, Jabes directed his first feature film, Macuro, winning the Special Jury Award at the Malaga Film Festival (Spain) in 2009. The Viña del Mar Film Festival (Chile) also awarded him in 2009 with the Honorable Mention of the Jury. In that same year, the Mérida Film Festival (Venezuela) granted him with the Best Opera Prima award, while the Ibero American and Caribbean Film Festival in Margarita island (Venezuela) American and in the Latin American Film Festival and Caribbean Margarita presented him with the Best Fiction Feature Film.
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Winner – 2013 Venezuelan Film Festival: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor