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Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival brings together over 25 films in 4 days

 

 


Atlanta, GA—The Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival is proud to announce the opening of the 4th installment of the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening night of the festival will take place on Thursday June 11th at 7:00pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American History.

In addition to the seven thematic axis, the festival will be hosting a series of panels with local experts and activists. The 2009 Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival runs Thursday, June 11th until Sunday, June 14th 2009 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American History.

“This years festival has a great line up. We have several premiere films and well as a couple of regional premieres. We are especially thrilled to be hosting several of the directors of these films and expect this year’s festival to be the best one so far”, said festival Producer Ana Lucia Rodriguez. “The most important thing is to bring these films to Atlanta viewers. We’ve got many good films ranging from documentary and narrative to experimental and animation. There is something for everyone” said Abayomi Manrique from the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American History.
In this years film festival, there are over 25 films, including 1 world premiere and 21 regional premieres.

Two premieres include, Seeds of Rebellion which is the story of student and youth workers in Seattle, Washington that share their stories as children of migrant workers as they organize and demand human rights for all migrant workers, and Fruits of War Fruits of War follows four reformed gang members — Bullet, Rebel, Weazel, and Duke, who escaped to the United States as child refugees from El Salvador’s bloody civil war.

“The fact that we have so many premieres speaks about the lack of access that film producers in the region have. This festival is an important manifestation of politics, culture and history for us, not only to present to viewers, but also to remind ourselves of the struggles that we must engage in” says Janvieve Williams Comrie from the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center.

The full Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival schedule and panel program is now available online at www.lacfilmfest.org. For more information on Fruits of War, please visit http://www.fruitsofwar.com

2009 LACFF Sponsors

Sponsors are a crucial part of the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival, they not only sustain the Festival, but also provide the community at large with the opportunities to view films throughout the year. This year’s Festival Sponsors include: Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington DC, the Latin American and Caribbean Community Center, Malcom X Grassroots Movement, US Human Rights Network, SisterSong, Afrisalsa, Mundo Hispanico, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and WRFG 89.3.




 

 


Contact Information
Ana Lucia Rodriguez
Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival
786-873-9613
arodriguez@lacfilmfest.org

Janvieve Williams Comrie
Latin American and Caribbean Community Center
404 610 2807
jwilliams@lacccenter.org



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