Spring 2019 Events:

5th Latin American Film Festival

The Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies is happy to present the 5th Latin American Film Festival. All screenings take place at 5:30 pm in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (see map below). All screenings are free and open to the public.

 Poster for film festival

The Women of the Venezuelan Chaos - Venezuela

On Friday, Feb. 1st we will have the first screening of the festival at 5:30 pm at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of the Save-Mart Center). The Director, Margarita Cadenas will be in attendance for a discussion and Q&A. 

The film follows five Venezuelan women from diverse backgrounds each draw a portrait of their country as it suffers under the worst crisis in its history amid extreme food and medicine shortages, a broken justice system, and widespread fear. The women share what life is really like for them and their families as the truth of the country’s difficulties are repeatedly denied by the government.

 

Violeta al fin - Costa Rica
On Friday, April 12th we will have the second screening at 5:30 pm at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of the Save-Mart Center). The Director, Hilda Hidalgo will be in attendance for a discussion and Q&A.

This is a beautiful feature film that is set in San Jose, Costa Rica that tells the story of Violeta's tribulations and small victories as an older, recently divorced woman.

 

En el séptimo día - USA

On Friday, May 3rd we will have the third screening at 5:30 pm at the Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of the Save-Mart Center). Adela Santana, from Anthropology, will be the discussant.

This is a feature film that tells the story of the lives of a group of undocumented immigrants from Mexico living in New York City. They share an apartment and are all on the same soccer team which has made it to the finals in a local championship. The film does a wonderful job of portraying the struggles of undocumented immigrants and the sense of complete instability in these men's lives.

Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of the Save-Mart Center).

You can use this map to find the film screenings and the most convenient parking. Remember that enforcement hours for parking on Fridays is from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, except during special events. You can click on the Map to go to Campus Map webpage. 

Campus map