Latin American Film Festival, Fall 2016.

Latin American Film Festival, Fall 2016.

All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in 415 Rough Ridge Room in the Student Union.

Suite Habana - September 6

A Cuban film that follows the simple lives of ten ordinary Cubans with only music and sounds as accompaniments. (The film will be introduced by Dr. Jim Fogelquist from the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures). September 6.

The Quispe Girls - September 27

A Chilean film based on the true story of three sisters shepherds, who lived a solitary life until a new law challenged them to question their existence and the meaning of their lives. (The film will be introduced by Dr. Tim Smith from the Department of Anthropology). September 27.

The Embrace of the Serpent - October 25

Winner of Cannes Film Festival, Palm D’ Or, Sundance Film Festival, and nominated for the Oscar as one of the best foreign films of 2015, this Colombian film tells the story of two scientists who explored the Amazon for forty years in search of a sacred healing plant. Their journey is intertwined with the life of an Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people. (Introduced by Dr. Patricia Ortiz, from Languages Literatures and Cultures). October 25.

The Liberator - November 15

The story of Simón Bolivar, a South American general who fought over one hundred battles against the Spanish Empire. His military campaigns covered a territory twice the size of Alexander the Great, but he never conquered, he liberated. (Introduced by Dr. Rene Horst from the History Department). November 15.

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Every fall the department co-hosts the Latin American Film Series. An event open to students, faculty and the public in general. Admission is free. Schedule information of the films is posted on the first week of August.


DLLC Department Chair 
Dr. James Fogelquist 
520 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3096 

DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2308 

DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-3095 

DLLC Language Lab Director
Dr. Amanda Romjue
504 Sanford Hall
(828) 262-2913 

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