7:00pm at Coolidge Corner Theatre

The four films in this program consider the theme of conquest from a variety of perspectives, reflecting on the legacies of Portuguese and Spanish colonialism, decades-long persistent warfare in Columbia, the conquest of the space (with notable echoes of the “Age of Discovery” in the “Space Age”), and an ever-present culture of sexual exploitation that only now seems to be gaining more widespread acknowledgment. Far from agitprop declarations, each film is nuanced and contemplative, preferring instead to offer room to think rather than conquering you its message.