Film Screening and Discussion: La grieta (The Divide),
directed by Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz (Spain, 2017)
Following the local government’s sale of thousands of public apartments to foreign investment funds in 2013, many families living in Madrid were forced to leave their homes. This film takes a hard look and, despite the implicit drama, is not without humor when it comes to two women and their families reluctant to leave the unique neighborhood of Villaverde. A panel discussion with filmmakers Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz will follow the screening. Moderated by Sophie Gonick (Assistant Professor, Social And Cultural Analysis, NYU).
La grieta was awarded Best Feature Film and Audience Award at DocumentaMadrid 2018.
Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.RSVP