Latin American and Spanish Film Week
The annual Latin American and Spanish Film Week brings to Victoria a sample of the best films produced today in Latin America and Spain. The event, which takes place over a week in mid-September, is housed in Cinecenta (www.cinecenta.com) and is open to the public. All films are shown with English subtitles.
The event aims to raise consciousness about the social realities of Latin America and Spain, as well as to showcase the rich cultural production of these regions. While the expectation is that students, faculty, staff and public at large will find the films engaging, it also aims to provoke the kind of reflection that good films usually foster.
The 3rd Film Week will take place in September 2012.
The 2nd Film Week, from September 19 to 25, 2011, featured movies from Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Spain. (For a complete line-up and film synopsis, click here). To see pictures of the event, click here.
Organizers and sponsors of the events have included the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, the Latin America Research Group, the Office of International Affairs, the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Division of Continuing Studies and the Office of Community Relations. We also acknowledged the support of the Consulate General of Argentina in Toronto and the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver, as well as the consultant Mr. Christian Sida-Valenzuela, Director of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.
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