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mission-balmy-alley-mural-tradAtlanta’s Fourth Annual Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival

June 11-June 14, 2009, nineteen recent films from across the Americas and the Caribbean will be screened at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The documentaries and dramas to be screened at the Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival feature the themes of culture and the arts, labor and immigration, grassroots media, and the spirit of resistance around the hemisphere. Highlights include Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad (Corrugated Films), about the power of community radio in popular struggles in Oaxaca, Mexico; Morristown: In the Air and Sun (Anne Lewis) about industrial decline and immigrant workers in Morristown, Tennessee; Rap de Saia (Janai Na Oliveira), about young women rappers in Brazil; The Price of Sugar (Bill Haney) about the plight of Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic; Soy Andina (Mitch Teplitsky), about a New York dancer’s search for her Peruvian cultural roots; and Play Jankanù, Play (Oliver Green), about the culture of the Garifuna people in Belize, to name a few. All films produced in Spanish, Portuguese, Kreyol, and indigenous languages are subtitled for English-speaking audience members. For more information and the screening schedule, see

Each day of the festival a panel discussion will illuminate issues raised by the films. Invited panelists include film director Oliver Green, International Black Docufest Director Lydia Odenat, and film producer Simone Pierre, to name just a few. For further details, see


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