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Brincando El Charco

The cult classic film Brincando el charco, a meditation on Puerto Rican identities in the context of mass migration, will screen as part of Columbia University’s Hispanic Film Festival.

Director Frances Negrón-Muntaner will be present to engage in a dialogue with Richard Peña, director of the New York Film Festival, and the general audience.

Despite the director’s original intent as a film for “half a dozen friends” who also shared the pains and joys of migrating to the U.S. over a decade ago, Brincando el charco still seems to have something to say for new audiences.

Wednesday, December 6, 7:30PM

Columbia University
Broadway at 116th Street
Room 517 in Hamilton Hall

Videoteca del Sur 17th Anniversary Celebration

Videoteca del Sur
1989 – 2006



Dir.: Saul Landau  
CUBA – USA    96’

This documentary is a personal profile of Fidel Castro and a view of the developments since the revolution teen years before. There are a lot of images of Fidel: listening to complaints, arguing, laughing and philosophizing. As he is traveling the countryside in a jeep with the film crew, he is trying to explain the Cuban revolutionary experience. There is beautiful footage of the
Bay of Pigs invasion, and of Fidel and Che Guevara in the mountains. Classical made in 1969 by outstanding author and filmmaker Saul Landau.

Documental que traza un retrato personal de Fidel Castro dando una mirada al desarrollo de los diez primeros años de la revolución cubana de 1959. Incluye abundante imágenes de Fidel: escuchando las peticiones de su pueblo, discutiendo, riendo y filosofando. Mientras viaja en un jeep a través del país Fidel trata de explicar la experiencia revolucionaria cubana al equipo de filmación que lo acompaña.
Clásico realizado en 1969 por el destacado documentalista estadounidense Saul Landau.

Tuesday, September 5    7:30pm

Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street
between Bowery & 2nd Ave., downtown Manhattan
Trains F to 2nd Ave. or #6 to Blecker St.
info: (212) 673-0090

next program / próximo programa:
September 12


2 Heroes at Hostos — A screening

2 Heroes
a documentary by Dylcia Pagan

U.S. Premiere Screening
Thursday, September 14, 6PM

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

450 Grand Concourse @149th Street

The Bronx


For more information or to purchase advance tickets: 718-518-4455

Oscar Lopez Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torres are Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoner Of War who have served over 25 years in US prisons for trying to liberate their country Puerto Rico from US colonial rule. “DOS HEROES” is a new documentary, directed by former Political Prisoner and Prisoner Of War, Dylcia Pagan, that reviews the historical development of the campaign for the release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners from 1991 to the present. You will witness testimony of prominent leaders, religious supporters, family members of both Carlos and Oscar as well as an opportunity to learn about their lives and commitments of struggle.  “DOS HEROES” is presently in Spanish. Your entrance donations will enable AVANZA PRODUCTIONS to create a narrative in English so that all freedom loving people can become enlightened about the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence and its Freedom Fighters incarcerated over 25 years……

” Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!”

2 Heroes

Opening Night CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06


CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06

The First International Art Fair in the Caribbean

At the Puerto Rico Convention Center San Juan

Opening Night – May 25, 2006

Roberto J. Nieves, President Anabelle Lampón, Executive Director Elvis Fuentes and Celina Nogueras Cuevas, Artistic Directors Celia Sredni de Birbragher, Paco Barragán and Fernando E. Gutiérrez, Consultants

Deadline for Exhibitor Applications: March 27, 2006

Circa Puerto Rico ’06, the first international art fair in the Caribbean, will launch on May 25 – 28, 2006, at the new Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. The fair will feature some 100 exhibitors from Puerto Rico, Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Scheduled to occur shortly after arteBA, the Buenos Aires art fair, and opening on the heels of the Latin American art auctions in New York, CIRCA Puerto Rico ’06 will bring the best of Modern and contemporary art to a local and international audience of collectors. It will be the first and only art fair of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America, where an important group of collectors has emerged in the past few years, in response to the region’s burgeoning and dynamic artistic community and prominent museums and galleries.

For galleries who wish to apply, please visit www.circapr.com or contact:
CIRCA Puerto Rico
Portfolio FIAC, Inc.
Drive-In Plaza 2135 Carr. #2
PMB 455 Suite 15
Bayamon, PR 00959-5259

Tel. +1 787 279 7675
Fax. +1 787 797 4502

Deadline for Applications: March 27, 2006
A committee will then gather to select a final list of exhibitors, which will be made public before April 1st.


A transnational, interactive installation by Zulma Aguiar

Through February 2, 2007

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 6:30PM

Recreating the experience of crossing the U.S. – Mexico border is by its very nature controversial and new media artist Zulma Aguiar plunges waist deep into the fray with her interactive video installation Turnstyle.

As any tourist, day laborer, businessman, or immigrant (legal and illegal) will attest, these border crossings divide North from South. Turnstyle cleverly delivers the style of each side through the persona of its border agents who are portrayed by the Mexican American artist herself. According to Aguiar, “One is María and the other is Maria. The Mexican guard’s name has an accent over the “i.” When I play the American border agent, I am portraying my American self. When I play the Mexican one, I am steeped in my Mexican identity. The same white-gloved hand waves people through and keeps them from entering.”

Turnstyle represents the reality of border crossing as a transnational experience, where both sides are patrolled by Mexicans or their descendants. exploding popular myths about any simple white/brown dichotomy. In an urban landscape unfamiliar with border life, Aguiar reconstructs an emblematic turnstile through which visitors pass back and forth, under the encouragement or harsh scrutiny of the border agents.

Zulma Aguiar is a new media artist from Calexico, California. She is a Masters in Fine Arts candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where she collaborated with Aeronautical Engineer Rafael Antonio Irizarry and time-based media artist Jonathan Lee Marcus to create an interactive installation based on her U.S. – Mexico border experience.

MediaNoche is a project of PRDream and is located in Spanish Harlem, just blocks away from Museum Mile. By subway, take the IRT#6 train to 103rd Street and walk north along Lexington Avenue to 106th Street. Turn right on 106th Street. MediaNoche is on the north side of the street, in the middle of the block. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 3PM – 7PM.

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.

Afrolatin@ Forum Benefit

Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Afrolatin@ Forum Benefit

April 29, 5-7pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street (between B and C Ave.)

Poetry: Mariposa, Willie Perdomo
Special Guest: Joe Bataan
Music: San Juan Hill
$10 at the door
For more information e-mail: info@afrolatinoforum.org

The afrolatin@ forum works to build and strengthen research and activist networks among Latin@s of African descent in the United States. Our focus is on Black Latin@s in the United States and their relationships with other communities of color. This emphasis is guided by a transnational perspective that recognizes the centrality of race in understanding today’s global reality and the struggle for social justice.

THE BORINQUENEERS – Theatrical World Premiere

The Borinqueneers

Friday, July 13, 6PM – 9:30PM

Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ.

Reception and Q&A Session with the film’s producer Ms. Noemi Figueroa Soulet

This event is a fund-raiser for the New Jersey Hispanic Research and information Center (NJHRIC) at the Newark Public Library.

The Borinqueneers chronicles the story of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic segregated unit in U.S. Army history. Using rare archival footage and intimate interviews, this film explores the exploits andpainful tribulations of these now-forgotten veterans. Risking their lives to further the cause of democracy, these soldiers from the U.S. colony of Puerto Rico, were drafted but were not afforded full citizenship rights. Many served and died valiantly. During the Korean War they would face their toughest challenge,.


To RSVP call Newark Museum at call (973) 596-6550 or email arquelio.1.fraticelli@verizon.com.
For more information, including directions to Newark Museum, visit www.newarkmuseum.org.
The museum is easily accessible from New York City.
It is 3 blocks from the NJ Path Station – Broad Street Station.

We hope you will be able to join us for a well-deserved and long-overdue recognition of the Puerto Rican 65th Regiment.

Visit www.borinqueneers.com!

El Pozo Productions
P.O. Box 302
Crompond, NY 10517
(914) 739-3989

Otra Locura/ Another crazy idea

From “Armando Pacheco”

Hello friends and family,
At Cabanas El Rucio we also deal with agriculture. At this moment we have hundreds of organic mangoes. WE don’t use chemicals of any kind to grow our fruits. We have an offer for all of you. We will send you by US Post Office priority mail a box full of mangoes for only $15. The box will take between 10 to 12 mangoes, depending on the size of the mangoes. We will package them on a bed of orange tree leafs that you may boil and drink as a tea. You will receive the mangoes in 3-4 days.

Once you pay the $15. at cabanaselrucio.com with a credit card we will send the fruit to you. WE have a Pay Pal account. It says eco-tour. For questions write to me or call me at 787 836-0633 or 347 581 1778.

You may place as many orders as you want to. You may send fruit to anybody in the United States.

Send me an email with the correct address of the person including zipcode.

Yours truly,
Armando Pacheco


Opening Reception: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6PM – 9PM



an exhibition in two parts: at MediaNoche and Casa Puebla
September 4 – October 12, 2007
Drawings and Mulitmedia by Antonia Guerrero
Opening Reception at MediaNoche: Wednesday, September 12, 6PM – 9PM

Two concurrent exhibitions allow artist Antonia Guerrero to explore the Mexican immigrant experience through different media, articulating a lightness of being that challenges our notions of culture and identity. Crossing the Mexico/U.S. border becomes a rite of passage that is self-contradictory, self-affirming and transformative.

The immigrant is iconically in a state of coming and going, of absence and presence. Through her drawings, the artist establishes a verisimilitude of home at Casa Puebla that is overturned by the virtual reality of a foreign land at MediaNoche. Both become illusive worlds that do not clash as much as meld the familiar with the unfamiliar.

Antonia Guerrero is an award-winning Mexican artist working in a variety of media. Her recent work combines photorealistic paintings and drawings re-purposed for her multimedia installations that include video, photographs, digital prints and performance. She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and Mexico, including the Snite Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art of Mexico. Guerrero studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City and at Pratt Institute in New York City.