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Latin American/Latinx Film Festival: Giants Don’t Exist (Los Gigantes No Existen)

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The University of Central Florida’s School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs is hosting the seventh 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 tells the story of Guatemala in the 1980s at the height of a ruthless civil war against the country’s indigenous communities. Andres is 9 years old and lives with Pedro Gonzalez, one of the men who massacred all the women and children in his village. Everyone in Pedro’s family is scared of what the Army bounds him to do. The unexpected arrival of his biological sister changes everything. Based on the true story of Guatemalan activist Jesus Tecu, Chema Rodriguez’s second feature is a harrowing and powerful drama of survival and hope. The screening will be followed by a Q and A with the director, Dr. Yovanna Pineda, Holly MacDonald, and Dr. Annabelle Conroy of UCF.

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:

October 13 @ 5:30 pm -
October 13 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Chema Rodriguez, Film Director Dr. Yovanna Pineda, Associate Professor in Department of History, University of Central Florida Holly McDonald, Senior Lecturer, UCF School of Performing Arts Dr. Annabelle Conroy, Lecturer in School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, University of Central Florida
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Event Contact:

Annabelle Conroy
(407) 823-2608

Event Venue:

UCF Main Campus: Nicholson School of Education
Gemini Blvd W
Orlando, FL 32816
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Venue Phone:
(407) 823-2608

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