CLAS Cinema--Virtual

CLAS Cinema--Virtual


As the weather changes to meet the Autumnal Equinox, we can celebrate the season with the start of our Film Series, tomorrow night, September 17, at 6 PM. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a GSPIA student whose encyclopedic knowledge of independent Latin American film and her experience as a film festival organizer has resulted in a varied and inclusive sample of recent films covering important topics and issues.

While we aim to promote thought, reflection and discussion, we also want to provide enjoyment in the artful approach the film makers have used to create their work. Perro Bomba, our first film in the series, is especially relevant as we consider how our identity is interpreted and, in turn, may determine our very survival – a common thread to many of the discussions and events framing Hispanic Heritage Month. We hope that you will join us for the film and the discussion that follows.

For more information about the future films, visit:

Perro Bomba

Screening Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Screening Location: Please register by 3 pm on 9/17 -
Runtime: 1h 20m
Filmmaker/Director: Juan Cáceres


Fiction / Chile & France / 2019

"Steevens is a young Haitian immigrant living a challening, but somewhat stable life in Santiago de Chile: he has a construction job, a home, friends, and fun. But this precariously balanced life is disrupted when Junior, a childhood friend from Haiti, arrives in Chile seeking assistance from Steevens to establish himself. Junior has entered Chile without papers and doesn't speak any Spanish. Steevens does everything he can to support his friend and even manages to get him a job with his employer. When an incident at work erupts racial tensions and stokes a large anti-immigration sentiment in the city, Steveens loses his working documents. Now without a job, Steevens has to vacate his home and is left to wander the city, looking for a chance to restart his life beyond the margins of society."

– Pragda

Language: Spanish and Haitian Creole


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