Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival

The University of Arkansas celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 with the third annual Spanish language film festival to be held on campus. University Programs in collaboration with Cine Club — the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures' Spanish-language film lecture series — will present four award-winning films from the Spanish-speaking world.

The Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival will begin with True Smile (La sonrisa verdadera) on Sept.19 and the other four films will follow:

  • Wilaya, Sept. 28
  • N/N (N/N Sin identidad), Oct. 4
  • Clandestine Childhood (Infancia clandestina), Oct 12.

All films will be shown in Giffels Auditorium at 6 p.m. and will have English subtitles. These films are part of the global film festival circuit and explore current social themes affecting communities in Latin America and Spain as well as identity and memory issues confronting the Hispanic community wherever it resides.

An exploration of such themes includes a thought-provoking journey into what it means to "identify" and includes a Q&A session following each film. The Hispanic Heritage Month Film Festival is part of an effort to increase awareness of these issues, to promote activism and to highlight the importance of our Hispanic Heritage right here on the University of Arkansas' campus.  For the full calendar of films, trailers and more information, visit hhmfilmfest.wix.com/2017 or https://www.smore.com/39s0j-hispanic-heritage-film-fest?ref=my

Films are shown free of admission thanks to generous support from University Programs, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.


Heather Hinds, instructor
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
479-575-2951, hhinds@uark.edu


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