OUR MOTHERS (Nuestras Madres)

December 4, 2019, 3:00 P.M.

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre at the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC), 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Outside the Box [Office] and Outsider Pictures invite you and a guest to attend a special screening of

Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres)

Written and Directed by César Díaz
Produced by Géraldine Sprimont and Delphine Schmit

Followed by a Q&A with César Díaz

3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The Michelle and Kevin Douglas IMAX Theatre
The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC)
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


WON: Cannes Film Festival – Camera D'Or, SACD Award

Cannes Film Festival – Critic’s Week Official Selection
WON: Festival de Internacional de Cine Santander (Colombia) – Best Film
WON: Ostend Film Festival – Best Photography
WON: San Sebastián Film Festival – Coopération Award
WON: Pingyao Film Festival – Roberto Rossellini Award – Best Director
WON: Chicago International Film Festival – Silver Hugo for Best Director


Belgium’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards

About Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres)

In modern Guatemala, the government is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the Civil War. Victim statements come one after another. While identifying the missing, young forensics anthropologist Ernesto comes across a lead that might help uncover the mystery of his father, a guerrillero who disappeared during the war. Against his mother’s and coworkers’ wishes, the flings himself body and soul into the case, hoping to find truth and resilience.

Provided courtesy of Outsider Pictures. Not rated. Running time: 77 minutes. In Arabic, French, and English, with English subtitles.

Visit the Official Website: http://inter.pyramidefilms.com/pyramidefilms-international-catalogue/our-mothers.html


About the Guest

César Díaz (Director, Writer)

César Díaz was born in Guatemala in 1978. After studying in Mexico and Belgium, he joined the screenwriting workshop at the FEMIS Film School in Paris.He has been working as a fiction and documentary film editor for more than ten years. He has also directed the short documentary films Semillas de Cenizas, which was screened in about twenty international film festivals, and Territorio Liberado, which won the IMCINE Award in Mexico. Nuestras Madres (Our Mothers) is his first feature film.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

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Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will o longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts (RZC) is located at 3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We recommend parking in the Shrine Auditorium lot on 32nd Street, across from RZC.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu