Celebrate Latin@ Heritage and National Coming Out Month at a one-day film screening of independent filmmakers focusing on the experiences of being LGBT and Latin@ on October 18 in NYC. >>Read More…
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Unid@s at Nuestra Lucha, Nuestro Orgullo, y Nuestra Voces—Our Struggles, Our Pride, and Our Voices, an evening of six films from talented filmmakers, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on October 18 in NYC.
The lineup is as follows:
Homenaje a Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
Jorge Steven López Mercado, a 19 year-old college student, was discovered dead on November 14, 2009 in Cayey, a city located in Puerto Rico’s interior region. López was widely known as a volunteer for organizations advocating for HIV prevention and gay rights. His murderer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison for his murder.
*Si nos Dejan
Todo por Placer
Two short pieces by Alejandro Murillo portraying aspects of gay life in Mexico. Watch and listen as music plays an important role in the development of the characters and the energy throughout these comedic films.
*Reina de Mi Misma
A documentary exploring the feminist work of Krudas Cubensi, also known as Las Krudas, an all-woman creative trio from Cuba. It focuses on the impact the trio has had in the Afro-centric and underground hip-hop spheres in La Habana and the United States.
*T con T
“What would a Cuban version of The L-Word look like?” This question prompted the formation of the T con T Collective and initiated the subsequent documentary-style video, which reflects the lived experience of a group of lesbians in Havana, Cuba.
*En el Fuego
Transphobia is an everyday problem around the world and in a religious and conservative city like Lima, Peru where transgender citizens are not protected by any specific laws, it can be downright dangerous. Despite the danger of living openly, these Peruvians prosper and persevere. They earn degrees, work with children, and stand up for themselves, affecting a change in the status quo for their LGBT community.
A real-life story portraying Pichie and his mother as they learn and grow together through the lens of Pichie’s stolen and corrupted childhood. Watch him dress up, put make up on, and address more than just childhood self-discovery issues.
For more information, please contact Denise Belen Santiago at (212) 346-1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.