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
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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.
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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.
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