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Latin American/Latinx Film Festival: Carajita

September 23 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The University of Central Florida’s School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs is hosting the third event in the Latin American/Latinx Film Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. A series of films will be presented along with a Q&A with the directors of the films and scholars. This event is in person with a virtual participation option. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Featuring striking cinematography and outstanding performances, Carajita, meaning annoying child, explores the tenuous relationship that exists between race, class, and family. Sarah, the pampered daughter of a corrupt oligarch, thinks of her Black Dominican nanny Yarisa as “part of the family.” When Yarisa’s daughter Mallory goes missing, Sarah’s belief in her and Yarisa’s relationship is put to the test. A discussion with Pedro Matos and Whitney Chisolm of the Dominican Republic Consulate and Dr. Esmerelda Duarte at UCF will follow the screening.

UCF parking is by virtual permit; $5 before 5:30 p.m. and $3 after 5:30 p.m. Daily permits may park in any “D” parking lots and garages. For access to the virtual platform, registration is required.

Funding for this series of film screenings and discussions is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the University of Central Florida. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

September 23 @ 2:30 pm -
September 23 @ 5:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Pedro Matos, General Counsel, Dominican Republic Consulate Dr. Esmeralda Duarte, Associate Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, UCF Whitney Chisolm, Community Outreach Volunteer, Dominican Republic Consulate
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Event Contact:

Annabelle Conroy
(407) 823-2608

Event Venue:

University of Central Florida Communication & Media Building
500 W Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 823-2608

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