Race, Gender, and Political Dissent: Latin American & Caribbean Film Today

The last film in the Latin American & Caribbean series, organized by the Department of Romance Languages, takes place in the Dominican Republic. Carpinteros / Woodpeckers (2016) by Director José María Cabral narrates a loving relationship and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic’s Najayo Prison. Julian’s romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language and without the knowledge of dozens of guards. [In Spanish with English subtitles.]

The plurarity of Latin American and Caribbean societies is experienced through the conversations of incarcerated Black populations in the Caribbean, the political repression in certain historical periods, and the vulnerability of populations in hostile and precarious social environments.

Monday, April 23 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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