Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:30 PM
Luz in Latin America, the first feature film by director Amanda Nemcik, is the inspiring account of international bodyboarding star Luz ‘Loly’ Grande—a young woman on a personal mission to make bodyboarding a means to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru. Alternating between interviews with Loly and scenes of her interacting with children on the beach, this engrossing documentary tells the origins of bodyboarding and its subsequent development as an extreme sport with a multicultural profile. Also featuring pioneers and champions of bodyboarding in Puerto Rico such as Carlo Rivera, Babby Quiñones, Evaristo Merced, Aníbal Santiago, Alfredo Riollanos, Cano Ruiz, and Robert Vega, as well as world bodyboarding stars such as Neymara Carvalho of Brazil, César Bauer of Peru, Facundo Ciapina of Argentina, and Ruth Parra of Venezuela.
LUZ IN LATIN AMERICA. 2016. Puerto Rico. 80 min. Spanish and Portuguese with English titles.
9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by BronxNet’s Sonyi Lopez and featuring brand new interview with the film director.
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