Available on Amazon Prime Video. Released in 2017
¡Viva Kino! is a documentary movie about the Arizona-Sonora borderlands as told by María, a young rodeo instructor. While traveling on horseback on the Kino Mission Trail, Maria sees the tragic changes to the desert borderlands with increased human migration and drug trafficking and the impact on the lives of the Tohono O'odham Indian people.
She finds hope by reflecting on the life of pioneer Jesuit missionary Padre Kino and his legacy - the work of the Kino Border Initiative in its advocacy for migrant families and aid to the deported. Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711) is described as "the noblest Southwesterner of all" by the eminent historian of the American West Lawrence Clark Powell. Kino worked 24 years in today's ArizonaSonora borderlands with the Tohono O'odham people who helped him build over 20 missions.
¡Viva Kino! is directed by Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami and produced by Andrea Morghen of Aurora Vision - the award winning Italian film production company that they founded. Many Aurora Vision documentaries take on difficult global problems ranging from human migration, global hunger & disease to the search for peace in the Middle East. In 2017 Lia Beltrami accepted the first Golden Lion for Peace (Leone d'Oro per la Pace) awarded by The Venice International Film Festival on behalf of the Women of Faith For Peace, an organization she founded in 2009.
Producer: Andrea Morghen
Studio: Indie Rights
Subtitles: English [CC]
Audio Languages: Español
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Format: Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices: Available to watch on supported devices