If you liked Che Guevara, you’ll love the Third World Film Series being shown at the University of Texas in Austin. There is nothing Hollywood about these films, and their technique leaves something to be desired; but if you want to know what filmmakers from the Third World are doing with the medium these days, this is your best chance. It’s worth it for the point of view alone.
This month’s Wednesday night offerings come from South America and Africa. The documentaries focus on Bolivia ‘s checkered politics, torture in Brazilian prisons, and the terrorists of Mozambique; there are also fictionalized essays about the cultural conflicts faced by black Africans and Algerians