PRESS RELEASES 2011

 

PRESS RELEASE N. 1. NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL - PRE-FESTIVAL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS / 09/26/2011

 

 

 

2011 NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

<25th anniversary 1986-2011>

 

 

 

 


 

This events is possible through funding provided by  the  US  Department of  Education and the Andrew W.  Melon Foundation.  Organized by The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  and Duke University. Cosponsored by  the  Duke University Center for  International Studies, the  Duke Human Rights Center, the  Duke Program in Latino/a Studies in the  Global South, the  Duke Program in the Arts of  the  Moving Image, the  Duke Screen/Society.  In  collaboration with the  Carolina Theatre of Durham, Durham Parks & Recreation, Durham Technical Community College, Guilford College, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, and the  University of  North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Special thanks to  the  Consulado General de  México en  Raleigh, Artists Studio Project, Rafael

Osuba, and the  NC Arts Council

 

 

http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com/




 


 

 

 

 

North Carolina Premiere

 

LEAVING LA FLORESTA is a documentary that chronicles the forced Displacement of one Colombian family. Abelardo and Olga were farmers in the Colombian countryside, growing crops like yucca, plantains, and cacao (chocolate) to support their family. In 2010, their crops were destroyed by U.S. spray planes that were targeting coca (cocaine) crops. After their crops were destroyed, they took their five children, packed up everything they owned, and journeyed to the city slums in search of work and shelter. This film tells the story of this family and challenges the viewer to think through this U.S. drug policy known as Plan Colombia

(the southern front of the War on Drugs).

As preparation for the 2011 NC Latin American Film Festival.

 

 

 

* OCTOBER  3.  A156  LSRC  (LEVINE  SCIENCE  RESEARCH  CENTER), DUKE UNIVERSITY

4.30PM

Organized by WGELA & the Working Group on War and Peace in the Americas.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 

 

* OCTOBER 4. 112 HANES HALL, UNC-CH

6.00PM

Organized by Advocates for Human Rights, supported by the Working Group on War

and Peace in the Americas. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas.


 

 

 

 

 

 
COMMUNITY EVENTS 2011:

 

 HOLTON CAREER & RESOURCE CENTER, Durham.

401 North Driver Street. Durham, North Carolina  27703

 

 

October 7, 2011    |  7PM

 

The Virgin Appears in La Maldita Vecindad (‘the damned bad neighborhood)

Elva Bishop & Altha Cravey (2009)

This project was funded by the NC Arts Council

 

 

Performances by: Aztec Dance Group, Matlachine Dance Collec- tive and Carlota Santana Flamenco-Vivo.

* This event is also part of the “Festival Flamenco,” October 5-9 in Durham

County. More information: www.flamenco-vivo.org

 


*Special presentation by the directors and with the presence of members of the community who partici- pated in the film project. Special thanks to Altha Cravey and Octaviano Flores (Kali).



COMMUNITY EVENTS 2011:

 

 

HOLTON CAREER & RESOURCE CENTER, Durham.

401 North Driver Street. Durham, North Carolina  27703

 

 


 

 

 

 

October 21, 2011    |  7PM

 

Latino Traditions. Three short films by Rodrigo Dorfman (2011)

 

Performances by: Takiri Dance Studio, Chilean Cueca, and the mu-

sic group “Los Morales.”

This project was funded by the NC Arts Council

 

http://www.ibiblio.org/latinotraditionsNC/

 

 

 
The Latino Traditions project was funded by the NC Arts Council Folklife pro- gram and consists of a multimedia website that focuses on Latin American folkloric traditions in North Carolina as seen though the eyes of immigrants who practice them. The website highlights three different aspect of Latin American folklore through three short documentaries and a series of stand alone interviews with the participants. These interviews add and deepen the stories told through the short documentaries.
The immigrants in these stories come from Mexico, Chile and Colombia; they illuminate   different aspects of Latin American folklore, but they also share a struggle to retain their traditions as a means to re-connect with their homeland, teach their children Spanish and educate the general public about the diversity of Latin American culture. Its a two-step process that reminds them of how far away they are and yet how close they can be. 


 

 
From Rodrigo Dorfman: Latino Traditions is a project that comes out of my 25 years witnessing the birth of a Latino community in North Carolina. It has always been my belief that the mo- ment a Latin American immigrates to the USA, he or she will undergo a slow conscious and unconscious transformation, and become a Latino(a)”; someone with one foot in Latin America and the other in the USA community where their children are growing up. This doubling of our conscious identity; this expansion of who we are, affects the way we experience the national tradi- tions of the homeland we left behind.  We filter them through the filters of distance, loss and the pride to share and the desire to pass them on to our assimilated children. So, the idea of a Latino Tradition is in itself a hybrid filter, an ideal from which to view the transformation of the tradi- tions themselves as they evolve within the immigrant experience.

 

 

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2011 NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

<25th anniversary 1986-2011>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Events:

 

Exhibitions: November 2, 2011 - January 11, 2012

- Oral Stories, Visual Narratives. First Floor

Gallery. John Hope Franklin Center. Duke University

 

- narco-nations/border-states/Utopian Diasporas. Fredric

Jameson Gallery. East Campus. Duke University

 

 

 

Screenings and Academic Events. November 6 - 19, 2011

<Complete program tba >

 

Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh (multiple venues)

VENUES

DURHAM,NC

the Carolina Theatre - Duke University: Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center; Richard White Auditorium, East Campus - Durham Tech Community College: Educational Resource Center- ERC Auditorium, Main Campus - Holton Career & Resource Center (City of Dur- ham Parks & Recreation): 401 North Driver St. - NC Central University: Alfonso Elder Student Union, Durham, NC; Michaux Auditorium, School of Education.

 

CHAPEL HILL & CARRBORO, NC

UNC-CH:  Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro

St., UNC-Chapel Hill

 

GREENSBORO,NC

Guilford College: Frank Family Science Center, Bryan Auditorium, Greensboro, NC - UNC-Greensboro: Bryan Building, Room 160. NC 27402, Greensboro NC

 

RALEIGH, NC

NC State University: Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center, Raleigh, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-CH and Duke University

143 John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University

2204 Erwin Road, Box 90254

Durham, NC 27708

Director: Miguel Rojas-Sotelo e-mail: mlr34@duke.edu

Call us: (919) 681 38 83

Visit us at: http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com

 

 

 

 

Envíe sus preguntas a: dukeclacs@gmail.com

Llámenos: (919) 681 38 83 / (919) 358 0787

Visítenos en la Red: http://latinfilmfestivalnc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This event is made possible through funding provided by the  US  Department of Education and the Andrew W.  Mellon Foundation.  Organized by The Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  and Duke University.

Co-sponsored by  the  Duke University Center for  International Studies, the  Duke Human Rights Center, the  Duke Program in Latino/a Studies in the  Global South, the  Duke Program in the  Arts of the  Moving Image, the  Duke Screen/Society.  In collaboration with the  Carolina Theatre of Dur- ham, Durham Parks & Recreation, Durham Technical Community College, Guilford College, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, and the  University of  North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Special thanks to  the  Consulado General de  México en  Raleigh, Artists Studio Project, Rafael

Osuba, and the  NC Arts Council

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