7th Annual Latino and Native American Film Festival

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Adanti Student Center - Theater

Currently in its 7th year, the Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is ground-breaking in its dedication to the recruitment and retention of Latino and Native American students toward furthering their education at the university level. It is, further, innovative in its promotion of these two cultures through the exhibition of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations, by or about Latinos and Native Americans. The Festival has helped familiarize the university's, public schools', and Greater New Haven's diverse communities with excellent artistic, social, political, and entertainment film projects being created by contemporary filmmakers. With so many negative stereotypes inhibiting the progress of Latinos and Native Americans in this country, it is important for all communities to meet and interact toward a better understanding of perceptions and realities.

Screenings will take place:

  •     Monday, April 10 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  •     Wednesday, April 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  •     Thursday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


All screenings are in the Adanti Student Center Theater. This festival is free and open to the public.

Download the full festival program.
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Thursday, April 13

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Persona. Eliécer Jiménez Almeida (Cuba, 2012-2014) 27 min A normal
day in Cuba focusing on the everyday lives of 5 marginal people. An
elderly man who can't get out of bed...A son that is absent... A Catholic
gravedigger and ex-convict that is not granted social pardon... A mother
that suffers the loss of her son, who disappeared at sea trying to reach
the U.S.A....A writer determined to self-imposed exile in his own home
as cultural resistance feeling his uniqueness being asphyxiated... Five
individuals, five intimate stories...United and indivisible solely due to
the human condition. Everything occurs on a normal day when five
people with no official social voice speak and expose their lives.

10:30 – 10:40 AM
Four Doors. Juan Pablo Daranas (Cuba, 2015) 7 min A satire about the
internet in Cuba.

11:00 AM – 12:40 PM
El Malquerido. Diego Rísquez (Venezuela, 2015) 1hr. 34min. Trailer is
in Spanish but film with have English subtitles. Felipe Pirela, "the
Bolerista of América", reviews his life and his career. Ever since
inspiration and a life of music presented themselves to him in a radio
station of his native Maracaibo, until he conquered international markets
and plazas. During it all, he met the love of his life, a little girl, a dream
of impossible happiness. A bolero (love song) that will pursue him until
the end of his life. https://vimeo.com/144909953

1:00 – 2:45 PM
El extirpador de idolatrías. Manuel Siles (Peru, 2015) 104 min
The police detective Waldo, of immersed and circumspect disposition
and temper, investigates several crimes associated with indigenous
rituals that occur in some regions of the Peruvian Andes. There we find
a boy and a girl who are about to enter puberty and begin to interact with
certain mythical beings, a supernatural belief very common in many
Andean villages. A sinister character (the "Extirpator of Idolatries"),
pretending to be on a mission of faith, but imbued with religious
dogmatism and intolerance, interrupts this peaceful scene as he casts an
ominous shadow over these ancient Peruvian beliefs. Although Waldo's
boss considers him inferior and distrusts his methods (a form of
discrimination), the policeman continues his efforts to capture the
"Extirpator of Idolatries.¨ At the same time, Waldo will resolve his own
inner conflict which has troubled him all his life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnRRsS77qpc

3:00 – 4:35 PM
La Sargento Matacho. William González Zafra (Colombia, 2015) 94
min Colombia, 1948. Liberals and Conservatives are engaged in a
bloody war. In the state of Tolima, several liberal farmers are massacred
by Conservative forces, among them Rosalba Velasco's husband. The
mother of a two-year-old child, Rosalba decides to seek revenge on her
own, wreaking bloody chaos on the countryside. Recruited by the
Liberal Army, her ruthlessness earns her the nickname of Sergeant
Matacho. Starring Damián Alcázar as Feliciano Pachón, a founder of the
FARC, one of Colombia's most powerful guerrillas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP5SSPj2N4U

5:00 – 5:30 PM
Persona. Eliécer Jiménez Almeida (Cuba, 2012-2014) 27 min A normal
day in Cuba focusing on the everyday lives of 5 marginal people. An
elderly man who can't get out of bed...A son that is absent... A Catholic
gravedigger and ex-convict that is not granted social pardon... A mother
that suffers the loss of her son, who disappeared at sea trying to reach
the U.S.A....A writer determined to self-imposed exile in his own home
as cultural resistance feeling his uniqueness being asphyxiated... Five
individuals, five intimate stories...United and indivisible solely due to
the human condition. Everything occurs on a normal day when five
people with no official social voice speak and expose their lives.

6:15 – 7:30 PM
El Juego Sucio (The Dirty Game). 60 min, Nitsy Grau (Ecuador 2016)
- The life of the American journalist David Flag changes forever when
embarking on a trip to Ecuador to write what could be the most
important story of his career. Sent by his experienced and mysterious
boss and colleague Peter Beck, to the beautiful South American country,
he seeks proof of the alleged fraud committed by Ecuador against
Chevron. David poses as a Political Science student and meets Mariana
Rodas, a lawyer, teacher and investigator for the Chevron-Texaco case,
and her assistant Mona. While engaged in an alleged thesis, David falls
in love with the country and his new friend Mona, with whom he will
undertake a race against time to find the truth of the Chevron Case. His
research advances in the middle of a great amount of information that
questions the theory of the alleged fraud in which David finds many
contradictions, for that reason he decides to go to the Ecuadorian
Amazon and to see with his own eyes the place where all this history
originated. There it marvels with its majestic ecosystem and
biodiversity, but also with areas destroyed and contaminated with oil
that, even after several decades, persists as a result of the operation of
Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador ... Faced with this reality, David's questions
continue with the malicious agenda imposed by his boss ... Will he be
willing to continue El Juego Sucio? (The Dirty Game) The characters
and situations that are narrated in the film document are fictitious. The
information registered on the arbitration process Chevron vs. Ecuador,
commonly called Chevron III, is real.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuDlyr2t5MY

7:35 -9:00 PM
Perla. Sergio Castilla (Chile, 2015) 85 min Pearl, a mutt, is abandoned in
the streets of Santiago by her owner. Samuel, a filmmaker, is suffering a
severe case of writer's block; the fact that his estranged daughter is
back in town and his mother's health is failing doesn't help at all. Pearl
and Samuel cross paths after Perla is run over by a car. Samuel's
reluctant adoption of the dog after she follows him home may be the
best thing that has happened to him in a while, as he begins to "listen"
to her stories.
http://www.eldesconcierto.cl/2015/05/26/cine-perla-laperrita-simpatica-2/     

Location

Adanti Student Center - Theater
345 Fitch St.
New Haven, CT 06515
USA

Contact

Anna Rivera-Alfaro

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