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Film Screening/Q&A/Reception: EL LADO SALVAJE/THE WILD SIDE

March 7 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

Film Screening/Q&A/Reception: EL LADO SALVAJE/THE WILD SIDE

The Moody College’s Latino Media Arts and Studies Program, Cine Las Americas, and Malakita Productions present El lado salvaje/The Wild Side (2018), directed by Mariana Paredes Peláez. This is the second film in our bi-weekly film series, “Mexico Through the Lens of Women Filmmakers,” which runs from February 21 through April 4, 2023, here at the University of Texas at Austin.


El lado salvaje/The Wild Side by Mariana Paredes Peláez

México/2018/Documentary/75 min.

Synopsis: Ernestina Ramírez is an 82-year-old Track and Field World Champion. Her life is the core of the film, and with another four athletes who are also 70+ find themselves through the challenges of training. It is a close and personal look, which unveils a survival suffering; Life gives them the opportunity to look inside their heart and find each other. They train hard to assist at Saint John Canada athletic tournament, this event keeps them motivated. Passion, discipline, and courage became their allies in reaching their goals.

El lado salvaje es un documental sobre la vida de Ernestina Ramírez, actual campeona mundial de atletismo en 100, 200 y 400 metros planos, quien tiene 83 años. Su existencia se vuelve el eje rector de esta historia, donde con otras cuatro atletas, Linda, Josefina, Mary e Imelda de más de 70 años se descubren a sí mismas a partir de los retos que les exige la última etapa de su vida y su encuentro con el ejercicio.


A Q&A and reception with Director Mariana Paredes Peláez and Associate Producer Mayte Paredes will follow the screening.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/L-MAS-FILMS-SP23



Mariana Paredes Peláez is a Director, Producer, and Scriptwriter. She presents her last film “The wild side” shot in Mexico-USA-Canada. She studied filmmaking at The London Film School where she graduated with a master’s degree in directing and also has a Communication bachelor’s degree from the Iberoamericana University.

Mayte Paredes is a Mexican producer, content creator, and cultural promoter living in Austin, Tx. She’s been working on cultural and artistic projects since 2000 when she got a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Cloister of Sor Juana University. Since then, she has worked as a cultural manager, curatorial researcher, and content creator in several museums in Mexico. She also has a Specialty in Museography, from the National School of Conservancy and Restoration, Manuel del Castillo Negrete, and an Associate’s degree in Human Services from Austin Community College.


This series is co-sponsored by the Department of Radio-Television-Film, Latinos Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and additional support has been provided by Mujeres en el cine y la televisión/Women in Film and Television.


DMC 5.102 – Dean’s Presentation Room


Latino Media Arts and Studies
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Target Audience
Alumni, Faculty, Students, General Public
Department of Radio-Television-Film, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Film, Global, Latino Media Arts and Studies Program, Media, Moody College, Storytelling

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