On Thursday, Sept. 16, the University of Central Florida will host the first-ever Latin American/Latinx Film Festival in honor of Latinx Heritage Month in the Visual Arts Building Auditorium, room 132.
UCF being a Hispanic Serving Institution as of 2019, allows for higher education and career opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students.
According to COS News, “The six films will emerge in social justice, in which they showcase important topics relating to the Hispanic/Latinx community and reflect their challenges and conflicts. The series will explore topics like gender issues, racism, colonialism, and LGBTQ issues.”
The six award-winning films will be available to watch at no cost. The public can watch the films on an on-campus screen that will display every Thursday, beginning Sept. 16 through Oct. 28.
- Thurs, Sept. 16 – Guie’ Dani’s Navel (El ombligo de Guie’e Dani/Xquipi’ Guie’ Dani)
- Thrus, Sept. 23 – Extra terrestres
- Thrus, Sept. 30 – A translator (Un traductor)
- Thurs, Oct. 7 – The infiltrators (los infiltrados)
- Thurs, Oct. 14 – Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano)
- Thurs, Oct 28 – Enough with Catcalling: What is the Place of Women in the Cities? (Chenga de Fiu Fiu)
The UCF community can register to watch the films here.
For more information on the film festival and how to RSVP, visit the Latin American/LatinX Film Festival’s page on the UCF website.
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