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Ibero-Latino American film festival begins

image of movie poster from Even the Rain

The film festival Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero/Latino American Cinema will bring stories from Bolivia, Mexico and Peru.

All films will be at 7 p.m. in 138 Schroeder Hall. The films featured this year include:

Here and There – Wednesday, Oct. 1 – This film captures the complex homecoming of a loving father. In an unexpected take on the traditional immigrant story, Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in New York.

Undertow – Wednesday, Oct. 8 – The film follows the life of a small-town fisherman in Peru who hides his secret love affair with another man. The film veers into the supernatural when the ghost of his lover haunts the fisherman, begging him to reveal their relationship so he can pass to the other side.

Even The Rain – Wednesday, Oct. 15 – A filmmaker and producer arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to make a film about Columbus’ voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the indigenous population. Just as filming begins, the natives face a crisis when the government privatizes the water company and prices skyrocket. A talkback led by Juliet Lynd, assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, will follow the film.

The festival is sponsored by Sigma Delta Pi and co-sponsored by Illinois State’s Latin American and Latino/a Studies program, Alpha Psi Lambda and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

For more information, contact the Latin American and Latino/a Studies program at 438-0097.

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