The North Carolina Latin American Film Festival was founded in 1986, by Sharon Mújica. Since 2008 the festival has been directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo sharing both classics and new releases from different genres of a rich and prolific Latin American cinema tradition. The Festival invites filmmakers from many of the 26 countries of the region, it has shown films in 13 languages, and has become a bridge between universities and cultural centers in the region. In response to the demographic changes in North Carolina, the Festival has screened films on issues such as migration, globalization, and new political landscapes in the Americas.
Sharon Mújica, speaking at the 25th Anniversary of NCLAFF
The Festival is produced and organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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