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Davidson Film Club Presents “Song Without a Name”

by | May 25, 2021 | Davidson Film Club, News, Top Middle Box

The Davidson Film Club is pleased to invite you to a Zoom discussion of the multiple award-winning Peruvian film, “Song Without a Name,” based on a true story of newborn baby stealing for sale to Americans and Europeans in 1980s Lima, Peru.

Tomatometer 95%!

Directed by Melina León

Peru (2019, 1h37)

In Quechua and Spanish, with English subtitles

We will discuss “Song Without a Name” on Saturday, May 29, at 7:00 pm. To Join the Zoom Meeting, click on the following link:

Discussion will be led by Dr. Jane Mangan, Professor of History and Latin American Studies at Davidson College and Director of the Davidson-in-Peru Study Abroad program. This is the fifth film in our second virtual series, running from January to June 2021. There is no membership fee for this program, only the modest cost of the on-line film rental that yields no revenue to the Davidson Film Club.



  • “Song Without a Name” may be rented on Vudu for $3.99 at:
  • OR at Film Movement and on Amazon Prime for $4.99 at:
  • AND

A trailer is available on the Film Movement and Vudu sites if you would like to take a quick peek.

Film Summary:

Georgina and Leo trudge from their shack in the Andes to Peru’s capital city, Lima, in search of a better life for their unborn child. They are confronted by the corruption festering in the city during the country’s calamitous 1980s political crisis. Lured by the promise of free healthcare, Georgina gives birth at what turns out to be a fake clinic. Her newborn baby is stolen. This accomplished first feature from Melina León is based on harrowing real events; León’s father was one of the journalists who investigated the case [. . .]

31 wins and 21 nominations at International Film Festivals around the world, including multiple Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography awards.

“A hauntingly sad story told in dreamlike tones, Song Without a Name further establishes director/co-writer Melina León as a strikingly assured talent.” Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus

“Earthy with social detail from a despairing period of Peru’s recent history, it’s also shot, scored and styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams.” Guy Lodge, Variety

“Leon seems firmly in command of the material, bringing a strong voice and an even stronger eye to this Kafkaesque tale of low crimes and high-level corruption.” Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“ “Song Without a Name” is a beautifully shot and viscerally acted drama capturing one of modern Peru’s most divisive epochs.” Carmen Paddock, One Room With A View

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We are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run by volunteers that only exists to bring you fine international fiction films and engage in stimulating discussion about them. Hope to see many of you on Zoom on Saturday, May 29, for the discussion of this heart-rending film! Share the Zoom link with your friends when you receive it! There is no charge by the Film Club, and there is room for everyone!

Alan Singerman
President, Davidson Film Club
[email protected]
(704) 231-6736

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