Festival de Cine celebrates Spanish film
Penn State Berks will hold its seventh annual Festival de Cine in celebration of the theme of National Hispanic Heritage Month, "Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today," on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
The featured film is Latido Latino: Senas de Identidad, which showcases interviews with more than fifty major Latino personalities representing a broad spectrum of disciplines, who analyze and celebrate the growing influence of Latino culture in the United States. The film features prominent individuals from various walks of life, who share their personal and professional experiences of being of Latino descent in America today.
Featured subjects include poet Pedro Pietri; composer Luis Dias; dancer Paloma Herrera; actor Ruben Blades; fashion designer Willey Esco; photographer Mariluz Gordillo; radio host Paco de Radio Mega; Newsweek editor Veronica Chambers; and Washington Post journalist Jaime Manrique.
A discussion, following the film, will be led by Dr. Belen Rodrigues-Mourelo, associate professor of Spanish and division head of humanities, arts, and social sciences; Dr. Rosario Torres, associate professor of Spanish and Spanish minor program coordinator; and Dr. Edwin Murillo, assistant professor of Spanish.
The Festival de Cine is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Global Studies program. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Murillo via e-mail at EUM12@psu.edu.