Latin American Film Show



University of Saint Joseph will be hosting 2 Latin American film shows at the Speakers’ Hall for the Latin American Cultural Festival 2016 in September.

As a co-organizer of the Latin American Cultural Festival 2016, University of Saint Joseph will be hosting 2 Latin American film shows at the Speakers’ Hall.

Los Hongos (Colombia) – The Mushroom 蘑菇 (哥倫比亞)
Date: 6th September 2016
Time: 18:30

Cali street artists Ras and Calvin are good friends and collaborators despite hailing from disparate backgrounds. While one takes art classes, the other steals paint from his job in order to tag whatever surfaces he can find. Inspired by the Arab Spring protests, the pair bands together with a group of graffiti artists in order to paint a tribute to the student demonstrators. Oscar Ruiz Navia’s second feature could be termed a coming-of-age film, but Los Hongo sheads in unexpected directions: while possibilities of hooking up abound, the pair’s mutual interest in making a statement that might also push forward new ideas in their own country expands what we usually see in characters growing up on-screen. This moment in the lives of two kids figuring it out encompasses all the possibilities: family, friends, sex, art, and, when they least expect it, the prospect of doing something of value. Full of color and great music,Los Hongos comprises a charming and vibrant portrait of a young, lively Colombia.


Ecuador: The Royal Tour (Ecuador) – 總統帶你漫遊厄瓜多爾 (厄瓜多爾)
Date: 13th September 2016
Time: 18:30

Peter Greenberg received a royal tour from the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. For an entire week, Mr. Correa became the ultimate guide, showcasing the visual gems that his country has to offer. They took four camera crews along as they swam with piranha in the Amazon rainforest, went whale watching off the coast of Manta, shopped like a local in a rural town in the Andes Mountains, returned to the President’s hometown of Guayaquil and the school he attended, visited a cacao plantation (aka chocolate) farm in Cacao, and went diving with sharks in the Galápagos Islands.


*For the latest programme and venues updates, please refer to MAPEAL‘s website.


“Opening of 4th Latin American Cultural Festival (USJ as co-organiser)”
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