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Afro-Latino Festival NYC 2018 Presents:
Social Movements
Shorts Program
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 12:00PM

Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
The Experimental Theater
F/M to Delancey/Essex; B/D to Grand St.; M14A to Pitt St.

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Film 1: A FIRST LOOK- Awakened/ Despertando (2019)

Director: Juan Mejia Botero / Marco Williams
Run Time: 15 min
Country: US/Colombia
Language: English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Synopsis: In recent years we’ve been harshly reminded that White supremacy lies at the foundation of nation states across the Western world. Black young people today find themselves at a pivotal time - Awakening, Questioning, Asserting their position against the violence against Black lives and Black bodies. In AWAKENING / DESPERTANDO, Black youth from Ferguson, MO and Buenaventura, Colombia embark on a journey to discover what it means to be Black in different corners of the world. Using digital cameras they document their lives, forging a black lives matter bridge across the 2500 miles that separate them.

Film 2: Negro: A Docuseries on Latino Identity (2012)

Director: Dash Harris
Run Time: 16 min
Country: Various Countries
Language: English
Synopsis: Negro is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews from Latinos, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed.
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Film 3: Trenzas: La Politica de la Aestetica/ Braids: The Politics of Aesthetics (2018)

Director: Alberto Barrow
Run Time: 16 min
Country: Panama
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
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Program is followed by Q&A/Talkback

This program is presented as part of the Afro Latino Festival NYC/Liberación Film Festival, July 13-15, 2018 (

Festival passes to the Liberación Film Festival can be purchased here.

There is limited wheelchair accessible seating available. To request wheelchair accessible seating and for more information on access services, please email