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Virtual: NCLAFF: ‘The Guestworker’ (2006)
October 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm
On a hot, soggy day on a farm in North Carolina, 12 men sit on a porch watching the rain wash away another day’s work, another day’s wages. One of those men, 66-year-old Candelario, has been coming to the United States for 40 years, harvesting our crops and trying to provide for his family. Without benefits, without retirement, he battles against the elements, his own age, and the backbreaking work, returning to this farm year after year as, The Guestworker.
The director will be in attendance for this screening and discussion.
Directors: Cynthia Hill and Charles Thompson
Length: 53 minutes
Registration for this event is required.
NC Latin American Film Festival
The NC Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America’s film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North Carolina for Latin American images, sounds, and stories to reach a wider audience. The Festival was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mújica. Since 2008 the festival has been directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo sharing both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. The Festival invites filmmakers from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages, and has become a bridge between universities and cultural centers in the region. In response to the demographic changes in North Carolina, the Festival has screened films on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.
The 2020 NCLAFF celebrates the festival’s 35th anniversary with an innovative format, a virtual synchronic model. It will start with NCLAFF Conversations: A Mini Web Conference: Latin American and Caribbean Film in the Era of Neoliberalism (1985-2020) on October 9 and 10, 2020. It will follow with ten days (October 9 to 18), of screenings/streaming. The films were selected from the hundreds of films shown during the past 35 years of the NCLAFF. The NCLAFF is a great way for students to engage with Latin American history, cinema and current topics.