The debut feature from director Juan Cáceres is a confronting portrayal of xenophobia and racism in modern Chile.
Haitian-born Steevens has built a simple but stable life in Santiago, working hard, gaining his residence permit, and finding some friendship and fun too. The arrival from Haiti of childhood friend Junior throws his delicately balanced life into chaos.
Taunted by his boss on the construction site, and egged on by Junior, Steevens gets into a fist-fight which is recorded and goes viral in the media. Steevens is disowned by his community and his friends, and without papers or a home, Steevens wanders Santiago looking for the chance to restore his happiness. Perro Bomba examines the social and personal impacts of rapid immigration and social displacement.
Director Juan Cáceres joins us for a Q&A session after the screening.
Winner ‘FEISAL Award’ Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019
Winner Silver Biznaga ‘ Best Actor Steevens Benjamin, Best Iberoamerican Film’ Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2019