It’s that time again! Held in honor of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.
The Gainesville Latino Film Festival is more than just movies. The 7th annual festival will offer total immersion into the Latino culture. The Gainesville Latino Film Festival films are carefully selected to create conversations and bring light to issues affecting our community today.
Our goal is to create conversation regarding health, immigration, cultural history, and environmental realities facing our generation and the diversity of Latin America in Celebration of Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.
Thanks to the following sponsors, supporters, staff and volunteers for their support of our mission and for helping to make the event possible!
Opening Night – September 8, 2011
Harn Museum of Art – Chandler Auditorium
Victoria Condor-Williams, Latina Women’s League Director, and Dr. Rebecca Nagy Harn Museum of Art, Director.
Introduction of Guest Speaker Elizabeth Zadezensky.
Special Guest, Actress Veronica Langer.
Won Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Jury Award, 2009, Mexican Academy of Film Ariel Awards , 2009,Miami Film Festival, Audience Award, 2009,Havana Film Festival, Grand Coral, 2009
7th Gainesville Latino Film Festival Event Schedule
Thursday, Sept 8, at 7:00pm
Cinco Dias Sin Nora/Nora’s Will
Mexico, Director: Mariana Chenillo
Sat, September 17, at 2:00 p.m.
Hands of God
Peru, Director: Delia Ackerman
Sat, September 24, at 2:00 p.m.
From Prada to NADA
USA, Director: Angel Garcia
Sat, October 1, at 2:00 p.m.
El Regalo / The gift
Chile, Directors: Cristián Galaz and Andrea Ugalde
Sat, October 8, at 2:00pm
Pueblos Hermanos / Brother Towns
USA, Directors: Charles D. Thompson Jr. and Michael Davey
7th Gainesville Latino Film Festival Event Schedule
The Latina Women’s League & Alachua County Library District Present: Cuentos Latinoamericanos / A Latin American Folktale Series Bilingual Storytime at the Library – Download the Flyer Here.
Sat, October 1 @ 1:00 P.M.
Tour the prints of Armando Morales, one of the most important Nicaraguan artist of the 20th century with Curator of Contemporary Art Kerry Oliver-Smith
Harn Museum of Art
For more info please visit www.harn.ufl.edu
Cuentos Latinoamericanos / A Latin American Folk tale Series
Join us for bilingual stories, songs, and dance. The program provides an interactive story time in English and Spanish suitable for speakers of either or both languages. The program are designed for ages 3 and up, and the whole family is welcome!; Special Guest: Carina Gonzalez
Alachua County Library District- Headquarters; 401 E. University Ave.
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Wed, September 14
Atariba and Niguayona: A Story from the Taino People of Puerto Rico
By Harriet Rohmer (Author), Jesus Guerrero Rea (Author), Consuelo Mendez Castillo (Illustrator)
A Taino Indian legend about a young boy and his search for the healing caimoni tree.
Wed, September 21
Brother Anansi and the Cattle Ranch / El Hermano Anansi Y El Rancho De Granado: An African-American story from the Caribbean
By Harriet Rohmer (Author), and Stephen Von Mason (Illustrator)
A bilingual folk tale in which Brother Anansi persuades Brother Tiger to go into the cattleraising business. One day Brother Anansi hears that Brother Tiger won the lottery. “Hmmm, well now’s my chance to get in Brother Tiger’s pocket,” says Anansi to himself. Brother Anansi convinces Brother Tiger that they should go in for cattle raising together. But when business is booming, Brother Anansi plays another of his famous tricks and gets the best of Brother Tiger yet one more time.
Wed, September 28
IRUPÉ Y YAGUARETÉ
By Mariana Ruiz Johnson
Irupé walks calmly through the jungle, hauling a jug of water home because she’s thirsty. Along the way, the sly, hungry, and colossal tiger, Yaguareté, stalks her every move. Using very few words, this beautify illustrated story depicts the lush colors and feel of the jungle as well as a charming friendship.
Wed, October, 5
El Picaflor, Personajes Mágicos de los Andes /The Hummingbird, Magical character of the Andes
by Alfonsina Barrionuevo and Illustrated by Kukuli Velarde
Wed, October 12
CONEJITO: A Folktale from Pamana
By Margaret Read Mac Donald(Author) and Geraldo Valério (Illustrator)
Conejito is a perky little rabbit dancing up the hill to his Tía Monica’s house. Zorro, Tigre, and Léon try to bar his way, but dancing Conejito and his Tía Monica are a match for them.
September 1- October 15, 2011
Exhibition of Bolivian Folk Art
Organized by Teresa Brañez, Stella Cunningham, Betty Rios and Alisa Woofter
Alachua County Library District – Headquarters
401 East University Avenue, Gainesville
This exhibit is a tour of Bolivia’s folk art past and present including traditional hand-made hats, mantas (shawls), and chuspas (coca bags)This exhibit will display indigenous artisan textiles and leather goods from throughout the Bolivian Highlands.
Fri, October 7, 2011
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Reception: Book Talk & Book Signing
Living “Illegal” The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration
Authors: Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Manuel A. Vásquez, Philip J. Williams and Timothy J. Steigenga.
Speakers: Dr. Philip J. Williams, Dr.Timothy J. Steigenga and Dr. Manuel A. Vásquez
Sponsored by the Matheson Museum
513 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601
Cost: Free and open to the public
Living “Illegal” is an ambitious new account of the least understood and most relevant aspects of the American immigrant experience today. Living “Illegal” challenges our assumptions about why immigrants come to the United States, where they settle, and how they have adapted to the often confusing patchwork of local immigration ordinances. This revealing narrative takes us into Southern churches, into the fields of Florida, onto the streets of major American cities during the historic immigrant rights marches of 2006, and back and forth across different national boundaries—from Brazil to Mexico and Guatemala.
For more information contact: Matheson Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org; Gainesville Latina Women’s League: email@example.com