Monday, September 27, 2010

Latin American Film Series

The Latin American Film Series kicks off this Wednesday, September 29 with "The Last Zapatista" (below). The film series is sponsored by GMOA, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI), the department of Romance languages and the Athens-Clarke County Library in support of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Wednesday, September 29, 7 p.m.
"The Last Zapatista"
Discussant: Sergio Quesada, department of anthropology and LACSI curriculum coordinator
Miller Learning Center, Rm. 248

This documentary examines the legacy of Emiliano Zapata in contemporary Mexico (1996). The film is a tribute to Mexico's campesinos. It portrays their ongoing struggle for the land while also relating to the now-legendary story of the folk hero Zapata. Near-mystical beliefs about Zapata are recounted in interviews with farmers, still-living Zapata family members, and members of the Mexican government who actively try to co-opt his myth and legend.
Image and synopsis courtesy of Berkeley Media

More Films
Wednesday, October 6 - "Discovering Dominga"
Wednesday, October 13 - "Birdsong and Coffee: A Wake Up Call"
Friday–Sunday, October 22–24 - Días de Ciné: Latin American Landscapes. Films include "Araya," "Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo," "La nana" and "La mosca en la ceniza."

We will post more information about each film and the discussants throughout the series. Click here for the full list.

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