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2017 NC Latin American Film Festival

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Ticket Info:Please request your ticket at http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com PATHS / CAMINOS is the topic for the 2017 NC Latin American Film Festival in its 31st edition.
How the presence of Latin American people has impacted socially, culturally, and economically the United States of America? In North Carolina in particular? How education, memory, and culture play a role on issues of inclusion, justice, and development? Join us and share the experiences of people as they are presented through the optic of filmmakers from thirteen countries of the region.
Sep. 28 - Nov. 8 | Festival Week. Oct. 1 - 8, 2017

The NCLAFF festival week will kick off on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the premiere of Tata Padrinos / Godparents (Dignicraft, 2017. 62min) at SILVERSPOT CINEMA, 7pm. This documentary tells the story of a family of Purepecha, indigenous from Michoacan, Mexico living in Newton, NC., in their struggle to maintain their culture while adapting and participating of the American experience. A reception will follow the film that will be introduced by the directors and with participation of participants on the project (this is a ticketed event, please request your ticket at http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com

The festival week will close with Neruda (Pablo Larrain, Chile. 2016. 107min) on Oct. 8 at SILVERSPOT CINEMA. At the time, 1948, famous writer and senator Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President Gonzalez Videla. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced into hiding. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognizes his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.

Screenings, class visits, receptions, conversations, encounter with directors, and much, much more!

Upcoming Places

Duke Center for Latin American Studies
Thu, Sep 28 thru Sun, Oct 8 2017
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