The University of Pennsylvania is celebrating Latino heritage with its seventh annual Latino Heritage Film Series on Sunday, Oct. 20 in Beers Lecture Hall on ESU’s campus.
“The Wall: The Effects of its Imposing Presence on Migrant Families” will begin the festival.
The film, shown in Spanish and English subtitles, includes five short documentaries that bring a firsthand look at the reality of the Hispanic population in the U.S. and the undocumented immigration crisis, touching on topics such as the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the effects of family separation at the border, deportation and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“Enough with Catcalling: What is the Place of Women in Cities?” will be shown at 3 p.m.
This documentary, shown in Portuguese with English subtitles, explores the public space as a place of violence, especially sexual harassment. It examines how the power relationship between men and women has changed in the streets and on the internet in Brazil.
The film series wraps up with “Rethinking Cuban Society: Something Deeper than the Truth” at 5 p.m. The film, shown in Spanish with English subtitles, raises questions about the role of independent organizations in Cuba.
The festival is co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy, and Religion; the Office of the Provost; the College of Arts & Sciences; and Kemp Library.