Film

The Luso-Hispanic Film Festival Presents: El Remolino

El Remolino, a small village by the river in Chiapas, Mexico, is yearly affected by heavy floods. There, Pedro, a transgender farmer, tries to defend his identity and his dreams while Esther, his sister, strives to give her daughter a better future by filming their daily lives with a small camera. To them, life is like a swirl that spins them across the journey of their internal cycles and of the greater natural cycle of the river.

Q&A to follow with Director, Laura Herrero Garvin

Monday, January 29th

7pm

Filene Auditorium

Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas (New Girls 24-7)

In her most recent film, Chicas Nuevas 24 horas (New Girls 24-7: http://www.proyectochicasnuevas24horas.com) Lozano illustrates another form of violence against women, that of enslavement and trafficking of young Latin American women to prostitution rings in Europe (Spain).  Lozano's documentary has received international recognition, been awarded several prizes (Avanzadoras de Oxfam Intermon, Premio del Festival de Cine de Málaga, Cruz al Mérito de la Policía Nacional) and perhaps most significantly, the filmmaker has travelled across Latin America to educate young women about the workings of these illegal rings and to undermine the false promise of prosperity pledged to women in dire economic situations.

Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas

May 11, 2017

Loew Auditorium

7:00pm

Discussion to follow with Mabel Lozano at 8:00pm

Please view trailer here