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UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies

October 2022

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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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: The Social Outburst in Latin America

October 12 at 12:00 pm

Speaker: Ana María Fernández. PhD. Foreign Language. University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Fernández is the co-editor of the special journal Manifesting Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. (CALACS Journal on Latin American Studies, 2022). Dr. Fernández will introduce the volume, which presents nine visions that articulate how social movements are organizing themselves, taking to the streets, and social media platforms, to counterbalance inequity and find representation in Latin America. The nine contributions revise the contexts in which protests, uprisings,…

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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: NCLAFF Conversations via Zoom

October 14 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bordering Genres docs, fiction, sci-fi and hybrid modes Moderated by: Miguel Rojas-Sotelo Director NCLAFF & Manuel Sánchez Cabrera Assistant Director NCLAFF Registration Link Victoria Bouloubasis is a freelance journalist, food writer and filmmaker. Her work aims to dispel myths about the Global South—its people and places—against the backdrop of complex social, political and personal histories. She often tells stories at the intersection of food, labor and im/migration. She has reported from the U.S. South, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Greece. She is based in…

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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: Cuba at the Edge: Short films by Eduardo del Llano

October 16 at 7:00 pm

Eduardo del Llano Rodriguez is a Cuban writer, university professor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Del Llano graduated with an Art History degree from the University of Havana in 1985. In 1982 he founded the comedy theatre and literary quartet NOS-Y-OTROS that existed until 1997. From 1990 to 1995 he taught History of Latin American art and History of Photography at the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the University of Havana. With the short film Monte Rouge, a satire…

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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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2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: El perro que no calla (The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet)

October 18 at 7:00 pm

Dir. by Ana Katz. Argentina. 2021. 73 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Acclaimed Argentine auteur Ana Katz’s funny, adventurous, and bittersweet new film follows Sebastián’s peaceful life as it begins to crumble when he loses his job because of his dog’s barking. From that moment on, he begins to wander through life between different temporary jobs over the years. Years in which he will also know friendship, love, and fatherhood, until, unexpectedly, existence on earth is totally altered by…

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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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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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