This year, ASU will host the screening of five iconic Spanish-language films during Hispanic Heritage Month. These presentations are made possible thanks to a grant from PRAGDA, a film distribution company created to promote, disseminate, and maintain the legacy of Spanish and Latin American cinema through unique cultural initiatives.
On Wednesday, September 16th, the film festival will screen El Libertador/The Liberator, the most expensive Latin American film ever produced. This portrayal of the life of Simón Bolivar, the man who
helped many Latin American countries to achieve their independence, will be shown at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, September 23rd, at 6 p.m. the film festival presents Paraiso/Paradise, a film which touches on the issues of body-image and self-confidence as it follows the lives of two childhood sweethearts in Mexico City. The executive producers of this film are popular Latino film stars, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Esclavo de Dios/ God's Slave, will be screened on Wednesday, September 30th at 6 p.m. Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, this film follow Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist, now assigned to execute a suicide bomb at a synagogue; and David, the Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack.
On Wednesday, September 7th, at 6 p.m. the film festival presents Bajari: Gypsy Barcelona, a must-see documentary for Flamenco dance and music lovers.
The final film of this series, Malacrianza/The Crow's Nest, will be presented on Wednesday, October 14th at 6 p.m. This first fiction film from El Salvador to gain world-wide release follows Don Cleo, a humble piñata salesman, who receives an extortion letter at his doorstep. If he doesn't pay $500, a small fortune for him, within 72 hours, he will be killed. If Don Cleo hopes to survive, he'll hqave to face his fears and stand up to his tormentors.
All film screenings will begin at 6 p.m. in the Ogeechee Theatre which is located on the second floor of the ASU Student Union Building. These events are all free and open to the public.