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October 2022

2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: El guardián de la memoria (The Guardian of Memory)

October 11 at 7:00 pm
Carolina Theater of Durham, 309 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Dir. by Marcela Arteaga. Mexico. 2020. In Spanish with English subtitles. The Guardian of Memory tells the story of Mexican men, women, and children seeking safety in the US. Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer born in El Paso, TX, fights to obtain political asylum for Mexicans fleeing extreme violence. This is the story about the kindness and hope that still exists in people who endured tremendous suffering, and Carlos Spector’s tireless efforts to help them. Watch Trailer Shown with short…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Nudo Mixteco

October 12 at 7:00 pm
Chelsea Theater, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dir. by Ángeles Cruz. México. 2021. 91 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Set against the backdrop of the annual Festival of San Mateo, writer/director Ángeles Cruz weaves a rich tapestry of three Indigenous women navigating love, sex, and desire within the often-crushing strictures of customs and traditions. Nudo Mixteco follows the return of María, Esteban, and Toña, each from a different direction. Each of them has a different reason for coming back, just like each had a different reason to…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Katia Lara on Environmental Justice: Defending the Environment through Documentary Work

Katia Lara (Tegucigalpa, Honduras 1967) is a Director and Producer, and founder of Terco Producciones. Her work focuses on human rights (gender and political participation), and environmental justice affairs in Honduras and Central America. After studying visual arts in Honduras and Mexico, she began working in radio. She became news editor for news networks Notimex, Imevisión and CNN En Español, and fixer for Central American war correspondents Epigmenio Ibarra and Ronnie Lovler. After the signing of the Peace Agreements in…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Marte Um (Mars One)

October 13 at 7:00 pm
Rubenstein Art Center Film Theater, Duke University, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Dir. by Gabriel Martins. Brazil. 2022. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Set in the city of Contagem, near Belo Horizonte in Brazil’s southeastern state of Minas Gerais, Mars One focuses on one Black working-class family. Late middle-aged dad Wellington (Bacurau cast member Carlos Francisco), a recovering alcoholic four years clean, works as a caretaker at an upmarket condo development, alongside new recruit and fervent leftist Flávio (Russo Apr). A passionate fan of local football team Cruzeiro, Wellington cherishes the dream that his son…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Secrets from Putumayo

October 19 at 7:00 pm
Chelsea Theater, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dir. by Aurélio Micheles. Brazil. 2020. 83 min. In English, Spanish, and Portuguese with English subtitles. The story of the father of indigenous human rights inquiries, Roger Casement (1864-1916). His work in Africa, Brazil, and his native Ireland still has repercussions today. In 1910, the British Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Roger Casement, undertook an investigation into allegations of crimes against indigenous communities committed by the British-registered Peruvian Amazon Company. Narrated from his journals, Secrets from Putumayorecounts the horrific…

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UNC 2022 Water and Health Conference

October 24 at 7:30 am - October 28 at 1:30 pm
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The annual UNC Water and Health Conference reflects Water Institute's commitment to improving public health by achieving universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services that are safe, affordable and sustainable. The conference provides a curated space where policymakers, practitioners and researchers can gather to review the evidence, interrogate the science and improve old and develop new approaches to expanding WaSH access and services. The 2022 Water & Health Conference will be held at The Friday Center…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: La Llorona

October 28 at 7:00 pm
Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University, 1308 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Dir. by Jayro Bustamante. Guatemala. 2019. 86 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Indignant retired general Enrique finally faces trial for the genocidal massacre of thousands of Mayans decades ago. As a horde of angry protestors threatens to invade their opulent home, the women of the house—his haughty wife, conflicted daughter, and precocious granddaughter—weigh their responsibility to shield the erratic, senile Enrique against the devastating truths being publicly revealed and the increasing sense that a wrathful supernatural force is targeting…

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