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Los Niños Abandonados

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Los Niños Abandonados

  • Harvard Film Archives 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)
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Directed by Danny Lyon
Colombia 1975, 16mm, color, 63 min

In 1974 Danny Lyon traveled to Colombia and made an unblinking yet lyrical film dedicated to the surging population of homeless children living on the streets, abandoned by family and ignored by Church and State alike. Guided by his deft photographer’s eye, Lyon captures the stark paradoxes of an adult society that sidesteps the forgotten children who embody precisely that poverty and desolation that the adults deny and fear most. Brutally thrust into an uncaring world and prematurely aged into a stunted adulthood, los niños abandonados are refugees of the shattered myth and lie of the State as a nurturing family.

Earlier Event: October 28
Harold López-Nussa Trio @Berklee
Later Event: November 1
Day of the Dead @peabodymuseum