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Free Screenings of the CIRCA 2006 Short Films Program

Direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico! Come see the latest in Caribbean
and Latin American short films! Curated by Carmen Oquendo-Villar

June 9 – 11
7PM – 9PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

At MediaNoche

161 East 106th Street, First Floor

(between Lexington and Third Avenues)

For more info: 212.828.0401

Directions: Take IRT #6 train to 103rd Street, walk North 3 blocks,
and turn right.

Chicks Make Flicks

New England Women in Film and Video presents:

Chicks Make Flicks:
Short Documentaries by Carmen Oquendo-Villar
7pm Thursday February 8

Carmen Oquendo Villar

Carmen Oquendo Villar (www.oquendovillar.com) is a visual artist and curator of Puerto Rican and Spanish descent whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Educated in Latin America, West Africa and the United States, she is currently completing a PhD at Harvard. Screening will include the films MIZERY and BOQUITA, from a series of film portraits about members of the Boston Latin@ transgender community.


On the MIT campus
77 Mass. Ave.
Room 6-120
Free and open to the public.

Latinos in US Media

The Boston Latino International Film Festival (www.bliff.org) the Boston
Area Spanish Exchange – BASE present:

Latinos in US Media
(panel *mostly* in Spanish)
Saturday October 20, 2pm, Howard Thurman Center at Boston University (FREE)
775 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

“Boston area Spanish-speaking media, film and arts experts meet to discuss in Spanish the present state of Spanish language (and bilingualism) in these U.S. media. The media have played an active role in the creation of many of the stereotypes related to the Latino community in the United States. By addressing the role of language in the inscription, and subversion, of these stereotypes, this panel seeks to provide a space for reflection about how these issues affect the very communities represented in the screen and other media, as well as their relationship with other
communities in the US.”

Carmen Oquendo-Villar


-Ernesto Livon-Grosman, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of Graduate Studies of the Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures at Boston College; he has also made the documentary “Cartoneros”, about the paper recycling process in Argentina, and how many people become trash pickers to be able to make a living.

-Cristina Kotz Cornejo, Associate Professor, Director of the BFA Program, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College; who has made several films. The last one, titled “3 Americas”, about the relation between an Argentinean-American girl, her anti-American grand-mother in Argentina, and America.

-Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard
University; her work focuses mainly on issues of bilingualism and cultural agency.

-Marisol Negron, Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Latino Studies, Department of Romance Studies and the Program in Latin American & Latino Studies, Brandeis University; her dissertation is “Salsa as commodity and cultural signifier: an analysis of nuyorican musical form.” Her research interests are migration and diaspora, popular culture and comodification, and Cuban-American, Dominican-American, Chicano and Puerto Rican cultural production.

-Jose Barriga, He is a social psychologist by training and specializes in Latino media in the U.S. He has worked in Los Angeles with Telemundo, Fox Latin America, La Opinion newspaper, and Enigma Entertainment in different executive positions. He attended: la Universidad Catolica de Lima, la Universidad Ricardo Palma de Lima, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Armando Robles Godoy Filmmaking School.

-Carmen Oquendo-Villar, (Harvard Ph.D) is a Boston-based interdisciplinary artist and writer-scholar of Puerto Rican and Spanish descent, educated in Latin America, West Africa and the United States. She has been lecturing, exhibiting, and curating internationally since 2004.