|Festival to present Latin American films|
|Monday, October 20, 2008|
“Afro and Youth Cultures in the Americas” will be the theme of this year’s Latin American Film Festival, Nov. 2-21 at campuses and sites in Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Films from 10 countries will be shown in 30 free public screenings. Screenings at UNC will be on Nov. 6, 9 and 21 in the FedEx Global Education Center at McCauley and Pittsboro streets.
Other venues will be at Duke University, Durham Technical Community College, the Family Life Recreation Center and North Carolina Central University in Durham; North Carolina State University in Raleigh; and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford College in Greensboro.
Two films will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at UNC’s global center. The first, “Bajo ed Tacaná: La Otra Frontera,” follows women migrants traveling north from the border between Mexico and Guatemala in 2006. The second, “Brother Towns,” presents Guatemalan refugees who fled violence in their home country in the 1980s and now live in Jupiter, Fla. The situation evokes discussion about many U.S. small towns with immigrant communities.
At 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, three short films will be shown at Carolina: a parody from Mexico, a documentary from Nicaragua and a fantasy from Cuba. At 7 p.m. Nov. 21, “Entre los Muertos” will present cultural approaches to death in El Salvador.
The 22nd annual festival is organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC and Duke. For more information on the festival and a complete schedule, visit http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com or call (919) 681-3883. For information on the screenings at Carolina, call Leila Elmergawi of the UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas at (919) 966-1484.
UNC Global Web site: http://global.unc.edu/