Latin Wave 10 film screening: Los hongos
Imbued equally with a whimsical nature and a punk-rock soul, Colombian filmmaker Oscar Ruiz Navia's (Crab Trap from Latin Wave 5) new feature, Los hongos, follows two young men through the streets of Cali, Colombia, in search of a good time and a higher purpose.
Best friends and street artists, Ras and Calvin scout their city for surfaces to decorate with whatever paint they can scavenge. Inspired by news of the Arab Spring uprisings, they dream of collaborating on a vast mural that will express solidarity with Egypt's student demonstrators. As Ras and Calvin explore Cali's streets, Ruiz Navia's film bears witness to a new generation gradually finding its place in a rapidly changing world.