Latino Film Festival: Latinx Spaces
A two-day event, the 2018 Latino Film Festival: Latinx Spaces will convene local scholars and film directors from across the U.S. in Bloomington to showcase and discuss recent trends in Latino film. The theme, Latinx Spaces, seeks to explore how the Latinx population navigates geographical, political, and social spaces in the U.S. At a time when our political sphere is so highly divisive, those in power have at times suggested Latinx communities—which historically have been immigrant communities—do not belong in America. The films showcased in the festival challenge that rhetoric by demonstrating how the Latinx population exercises agency in a variety of settings (urban, suburban, or middle-class contexts) to note a sense of belonging and to show the Latinx community is and always has been an integral part of American life.This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.
This series is sponsored by La Casa, Latino Cultural Center; LGBTQ+ Culture Center; the departments of Gender Studies, American Studies, Sociology, and History; School of Education; The Media School; Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society; Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; and IU Cinema.