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October 2022

Indigenous Languages, Native Futures and Global Indigeneity: An Inter-American Dialogue

October 6 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Indigenous language revitalization has taken an urgent and creative turn globally. The new practices that aim to strengthen the use of native languages have important lessons for Indigenous politics, identity, and global activism. Professor Tuaza Castro and Professor Frey will discuss the experiences of Quichua language learning in Andean Ecuador and Cherokee language among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A panel discussion will invite the audience into a conversation about indigenous futures and the global connections in native experience.…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Rojo (Red)

October 6 at 7:00 pm
Rubenstein Art Center Film Theater, Duke University, 2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Dir. Benjamin Naishtat. Argentina. 2018. 109 min. In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets…

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Film Screening ‘Quo Vadis, Adia’ (2020)

October 11 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join the Center for European Studies to watch the 2022 LUX Audience Award-winning film, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” by Jasmila Žbanić. This film focuses on Aida, a translator for the United Nations in Srebrenica, during the summer of 1995. Aida’s family is among those seeking refuge at the UN encampment and with her access to the negotiations, Aida facing moral dilemmas of life and death. A panel & discussion will follow the film, along with a reception. This film screening is made possible by…

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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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Film Screening: The Conference (2022)

October 13 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Film screening and discussion with Ruth von Bernuth, Karen Auerbach, and Yaron Shemer; Opening Remarks from Priscilla Layne. About the Film On January 20, 1942, high-ranking representatives of the German Nazi regime met in an idyllic villa on the Great Wannsee in the southwest of Berlin for a meeting that went down in history as the Wannsee Conference, because of its scope, fatality and consequences, perhaps the most terrible conference of human history. Present are 15 leading men of the…

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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: Berta soy yo (I am Berta)

October 14 at 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Dir. by Katia Lara. Honduras. 2022. 70 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. In Honduras, one of the most violent countries in the world, the assassination of the social justice leader Berta Cáceres, remains in impunity. Guided by a map that Berta drew in Katia´s notebook one day before she was killed, the director Katia Lara and her team continue along the contours of the memories of Berta’s family as well as the line of criminal investigation to show us…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Papi

October 15 at 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Followed by a reception in the Atrium @ 4:30 p.m. Watch trailer Followed @ 5 p.m. by Martírio. Introduction by Professor Pedro Lopes de Almeida, UNC-CH Department of Romance Studies. Dir. by Vicente Carelli, Ernesto de Carvalho, Tatiana Almeida. Brazil. 2016. 162 min. In Portuguese, Guaraní, and Spanish with English subtitles. With Celso Aoki, Myriam Medina Aoki, Oriel Benites, Tonico Benites and Guaraní and Kaiowá communities of Mato Grosso do Sul state. Filmed over the course of 40 years, indigenous…

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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: Cabeça de Nêgo (A Bruddah’s Mind)

October 17 at 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Dir. by Déo Cardoso. Brazil. 2020. 86 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Based on real events, this political drama fuses Brazilian history with international anti-racist movements. Saulo, a black introvert student and fan of the Black Panther Movement, challenges his school in the largely white city of Fortaleza. After Saulo’s reaction to a racial insult from a classmate, his teachers describe him as a young delinquent and swiftly attempt to expel him ignoring his usually calm and articulate demeanor.…

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