Directed by Mercedes Moncada Rodríguez (Nicaragua/Mexico/Spain, 2005, 78 minutes)
The Immortal tells the story of the Rivera family, torn apart by war in Nicaragua and trapped in the crossfire between the Sandinistas and the Contras. After their home is burned down by the Contras and several members of the family are kidnapped, the Riveras remain separated until the war’s end. Their reunion exposes the open wounds left by the conflict, as well as by poverty, religion, patriarchal tensions and all that continues to tear apart the fabric of Nicaraguan society.
Screening at Row House Cinema.