The Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion presents the Seventh Annual Latino Heritage Month Film Series

The 7th Annual Latino Heritage Month Film Series

October 20, 2019
All films will be screened in Beers Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public.

The Wall: The Effects of Its Imposing Presence on Migrant Families

STEPHANIE SCHIAVENATO / USA / 55 MIN / 2019 / SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

These five short documentary films bring you a first-hand look at the reality of the Hispanic population in the U.S. and the current undocumented immigration crisis, touching on topics such as the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the effects of the family separation at the border, deportation, and DACA.

Films include:

  • Landfall by Stephanie Schiavenato / USA / 2018
  • Erasing the Border by Laura Herrero Garvín / México, USA / 12 min / 2018
  • What Would You Pack? By Sara Gozalo / USA / 3 min / 2018
  • Returned by Meredith Hoffman & Sarah Kuck / USA / 17 min / 2017
  • What Happens to a Dream Deferred by Scott Boehm & Peter Johnston / USA / 12 min / 2018

Q&A to follow with José Badillo from the movie What Happens to a Dream Deferred

Enough With Catcalling: What Is the Place of Women In the Cities?/Chega de Fiu Fiu

AMANDA KAMANCHEK & FERNANDA FRAZAO / BRAZIL / 73 MIN / 2018 / PORTUGUESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Were the cities made for women? While the #MeToo Movement united sexual harassment victims throughout the world, this crucial documentary goes beyond and explicitly illustrates how the participation of women in open urban spaces is marked by insecurity. The film explores the public space as a place of violence especially sexual harassment—and analyzes how campaigns promoted by activists and feminists have changed power relationships between men and women in the streets and on the Internet in Brazil. Enough With Catcalling follows Raquel, Rosa, and Teresa, in three different Brazilian cities, who share with us their experiences with catcalling. The film also includes insightful footage from hidden cameras worn by women in their day to day life, as well as eye-opening conversations between specialists and men about harassment, body image, and masculinity.

Discussion session to follow with Dr. Susana Maiztegui, Dept. of Modern Languages, Philosophy & Religion

Rethinking Cuban Civil Society: Something Deeper than the Truth

MARIA ISABEL ALFONSO / USA / 37 MIN / 2019 / SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Since the mid-1990s, Cuba has seen a rise in independent media, and a resurgence of movements fighting against racism, for economic justice and LGBTQI rights, and for greater democracy and citizen participation. In RETHINKING CUBAN CIVIL SOCIETY, Cuban academics, journalists and bloggers, and writers and musicians grapple with what it means to encourage healthy public participation and dissent in the context of Cuba: a country under embargo in which foreign-funded dissidents seek to overthrow the government, and at the same time a country in which the Communist Party has placed itself above the state.

Thoughtful and engaging, the film is conveniently divided into chapters on class and activism, media, Internet and the blogosphere, political opposition, and Cuban civil society across international borders. RETHINKING CUBAN CIVIL SOCIETY explores a critical issue in Cuba’s ongoing evolution, raising questions about the role of independent organizations and what it will take for them to flourish under the current regime.

Q&A to follow with director after movie

About Sponsors

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts & Sciences, and Kemp Library.

Special thanks: Provost Joanne Zakartha Bruno, J.D., Dean Andra Basu, Prof. Megan P. Smith, Dr. Susana Maiztegui, and Dr. Jeffrey Ruth

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.

Enjoy REFRESHMENTS during the screenings courtesy of Aramark.

The views expressed in the films do not necessarily reflect those of East Stroudsburg University.

Contact Us

Film Series coordinator: Dr. Annie Mendoza, Department of Modern Languages. For more information please contact amendoza@esu.edu

Contact Information

Campus Address
Stroud Hall 208
Phone:
(570) 422-3407
Title of Department Leader
Associate Professor Modern Languages
Name
Annie Mendoza
Phone:
(570) 422-3842