A triple feature part of 7th Annual UCLA Latin American, Iberian and Latinx Film Festival: Women's Voices
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11348 YRL (Library Presentation Room)
Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095
12:30pm: Opening Reception
Directed by Jennifer A. Cárcamo
Based on interviews with recently arrived Central Americans as well as interviews with organizers leading the struggle on the ground in Central America, this film captures the stories of Central American refugees and explores the root causes of forced migration. In the words of the late Salvadoran poet, Roque Dalton, as he says in his Poema de Amor, this film is about los Eternos Indocumentados (the Eternally Undocumented).
Reencuentros: 2501 migrantes
Directed by Yolanda Cruz
The secluded, mountainous town of Teococuilco is virtually a ghost town. In search of work, 2500 of the town's previous inhabitants have left for other parts of Mexico and the United States. These migrant workers endured torturous days of travel through a barren desert to cross the border and work for years without seeing their loved ones. To honor the mostly overlooked lives of these migrant workers, the renowned Mexican artist Alejandro Santiago spent several years and close to a million dollars to fashion individual clay figures representing the workers. Alejandro hired a team of workers to aid him in the creation of this massive project, and through the sculptures, they honor the migrants who have left Teococuilco.
57 min | Spanish with English subtitles
Bienvenido Mister Kaita
Directed by Albert Albacete
Written by Helena Medina and Albert Albacete
Saggi Kaita, his wife and three children (born in Spain), along with his brother, Mahamadou, travel home to their village, Diabugu, Gambia, for the first time since they emigrated to Spain over ten years ago. The reason for the journey is the wedding of Mahamadou and the girl (now a woman) to whom he had become engaged before emigrating.
80 min | Spanish with English subtitles
Screenings followed by Q&A with Yolanda Cruz and Helena Medina (Screenwriter, Bienvenido Mister Kaita).
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Cost: Free Admission
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Sponsor(s): Center for Southern Cone Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Dean's Discretionary Fund- Humanities Division; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Funds- Humanities Division; Melnitz Movies; Center for European and Russian Studies; Campus Programs Committee; Center for Brazilian Studies; Center for Global Management; Institute for Research on Labor and Employment; Luskin School of Public Affairs; Latin American Institute; Program on Caribbean Studies; Department of Gender Studies; Chicana/o Studies, Dept of Germanic Languages; LGBTQ Studies Program; HLGSA; Los Tigres del Norte Fund at CSRC