Apr 8 2014

22nd Annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival

April 8 - 10, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2


803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607


illustration of the sears tower along with three photos of the three movies

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Holy Water / Agua Bendita

  • Costa Rica / Spain, 2013, 82 min. Documentary
  • Spanish w/ subtitles
  • Director: Octavio Guerra

Residents of a small Costa Rican village forecast a drought for the upcoming summer, and a proposal to build an aqueduct is met with skepticism. A local school teacher writes and stages a play to raise awareness about the issue and convince the townsfolk about the benefits of the project.

Where the Sun is Born / Donde nace el sol

  • Guatemala, 2013, 85 min. Fiction
  • Spanish and Mayan w/subtitles
  • Director: Elías Jiménez

Maya, an indigenous woman, dreams of the invasion of her peoples.  With the spiritual help of her ancestors, she survives in the jungle and learns to respect it. A journey of five hundred years into the future will provide her with the opportunity to contribute to the renewal of the following generations.

The Marthas / Las Marthas

  • U.S., 2013, 60 min. Documentary
  • English and Spanish w/subtitles
  • Director: Cristina Ibarra

One of the largest celebrations in the border town of Laredo, Texas, reenacts George Washington’s birthday party thrown by America’s first Lady Washington. Society daughters, most of them Mexican American, are invited to debut in elaborate gowns representing iconic figures from America’s colonial  history.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: The UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival is presented in collaboration with the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago. We thank our sponsors: UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program, Honors College; and student organization co-sponsors Ballet de Colores, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, Heritage Garden Student Group, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Beta.

Date posted

Jul 10, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020