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Prayers for the Stolen
Institute of Contemporary Arts
July 2022
Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego), dir. Tatiana Huezo, Mexico 2021, 111 min., Spanish with English subtitles, 15


From Mexican–Salvadorean director Tatiana Huezo (The Tiniest Place, Tempestad) comes a potent and powerful story of friendship, family and hope amid a rural community ravaged by the unending violence of the Mexican drug trade.

No corner of the state of Guerrero has escaped the destabilising effects of the narco industry – certainly not the rural mountain village that nine-year-old Ana (Ana Cristina Ordóñez González) and her friends call home. The threats of violence, human trafficking and even death are never far from her family or friends in a state – indeed, in a country – where growing up is less a ritual and more a matter of survival. A damning indictment of the hidden evils of an unjust war, Huezo’s powerful feature debut was chosen as Mexico’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
 
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