Sep 20

Samuel in the Clouds

September 20, 2017

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM



Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

In the mountains of Bolivia, Samuel, an old ski lift operator, looks out his window on the rooftop of the world. All around him, the glaciers are melting. Generations of his family lived and worked across the sacred Chacaltaya Mountain, operating the world’s highest elevation ski resor. Now, an ancient glacier has disappeared forever.

With its breathtaking cinematography, Samuel in the Clouds offers a heart-breaking but awe-inspiring perspective on the unprecedented environmental impact of the glacier loss, while also providing an allegory for a humanity struggling to come to terms with our rapidly changing natural world.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Rosa M. Cabrera, director of the UIC Latino Cultural Center.

Approx. 70 min.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: Samuel in the Clouds Civic Cinema [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: Office of Sustainability, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program


Edith Tovar

Date posted

Jun 15, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018