When: Wed., March 1, 6 p.m. 2017
Directed by Kyzza Terrazas, Speaking Tongues offers a fascinating view of Mexico’s underground hip-hop scene. Terrazas went all over the country to meet unsung resistance heroes, but perhaps the movie’s greatest triumph is its capacity to actually listen (and read) what these rappers have to say. “To me, it’s a movie about the power of language,” Terrazas told Spain’s El País. “From the very beginning I wanted to explore the graphic part of words, to turn it into a character.” The 2016 documentary is another example of great things happening when local artists take foreign influences and transform them into something indigenous.