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Kendall Campus - SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival in collaboration with Pragda’s Spanish Film Club (SFC) program, is proud to announce the Spanish Film Festival program to be hosted by all eight Miami Dade College Campuses. 

Taking place at each campus either virtually or as a hybrid program, the films are be free to students, faculty, and community members, and intends to bring the very best in contemporary Latin American cinema and languages to the Miami Dade College community. 

Each Campus present five films curated by Miami Film Festival that tie into different selected themes. Virtual presentations are available online with English subtitles for the duration of each campus’ program dates, with select in-person screenings taking place as well.  

Kendall Campus presents a hybrid film festival with featuring works exploring Intersectionality. Films are available virtually October 11th – 17th. In collaboration with Kendall Campus’ ACCESS Disability Services Department and Student Government Association there are two special in-person screenings at this campus. The first, MY NAME IS GENNET, will take place on Wednesday, October 13th in McCarthy Auditorium (room 6120) at 12:00pm. The second, LOS LOBOS, will take place on October 15th also in McCarthy Auditorium (room 6120) at 6:30pm. A recorded conversation will precede the screening, and will feature Director Samuel Kishi Leopo, Miami Film Festival Executive Director, Jaie Laplante, and Kendall Campus Student Government Association President Katherine Negrin-Rosales.  

FILMS:
ALICE JUNIOR (2019) 
Directed by Gil Baroni | Brazil
The first kiss of a transgender teenager.

IXCANUL (2015)
Directed by Jayro Bustamante | Guatemala
On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

MACHUCA (2004)
Directed by Andrés Wood | Chile
Two 12-year-old Chilean children from different social classes become friends in 1973. They both discover each other's world as political tensions in their country increase.

MY NAME IS GENNET (MI NOMBRE ES GENNET) (2019)
In-person screening October 13th [TIME & Date] RSVP HERE [LINK]
Directed by Miguel Angél Tobías | Spain
Based on a true story, this poignant and inspirational film follows the life of Gennet Corcuera, from her childhood in extreme poverty in Ethiopia to her achievement as the first Deaf-blind woman to obtain a university degree in Europe.

LOS LOBOS (2019)
In-person screening October 15th [TIME & LOCATION] RSVP HERE [LINK]
Directed by Samuel Kishi Leopo | Mexico
Two children emigrate to the US with their mother. Their days pass in a tiny flat waiting for her to come back as they hold on to the hope of visiting Disneyworld.

Access to view virtual films & trailers: https://miamifilm.co/kendall
Username: MDC-Kendall
Password: Festival-Kendall 
*Password is case sensitive* 
 

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