The University of New Mexico's Latin American Iberian Institute hosts Sin Fronteras Film Festival, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26. All films will be shown at the Guild Cinema, located at 3405 Central Ave., N.E. Tickets are free of charge.

The festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., with the showing of "Dauna. Lo que lleva er río,” a film about a Warao girl living on the Orinoco Delta who struggles to find her identity between Warao and Catholic cultures.

Additional films include:

Saturday, Feb. 25

  • “Con mi corazón en Yambo” - 4:30 p.m.: This documentary follows the personal story of Maria Fernanda Restrepo after her two brothers were disappeared by the Ecuadorian police when she was ten years old.
  • “No Manches Frida” - 7 p.m.: A bank robber in search of his loot hidden under Frida Kahlo High School poses as a substitute teacher in a school of rebellious students.

Sunday, Feb. 26

  • “Sanú” – 4:30 p.m.: In the face of cheap genetically modified imported corn, farmers in Mexico struggle to maintain their seed varieties and way of life.
  • “Neon Bull” – 7 p.m.:  A rodeo worker dreams of being a clothing designer in this visually stunning drama set in Northeast Brazil.

The films will be preceded by shorts that deal with issues facing the LGBTQ community in Latin America, which will be followed by a question and answer session with the director.

The Sin Fronteras Film Festival is a student-organized event devoted to films about Latin America and by Latin American filmmakers. Each year the festival is organized by a group of students from various departments who are members of UNM's Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS).  The intent of the event is to contribute to a larger dialogue among UNM and community members regarding unique and important social and academic issues in Latin America.

All short films are courtesy of Equipo Al Borde Producciones: Proyecto de ARTivismo audiovisual comunitario y contrasexual-Mujeres AL BORDE.

The festival is sponsored by UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute, UNM Graduate and Professional Student Association, Associated Students of the University of New Mexico, UNM Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UNM El Centro de la Raza, Michael Thomas Coffee Roaster, Pop Fizz, Zendo Coffee, The Brew by Villa Myriam, Humble Coffee, with special support from Cine Magnífico’s Instituto Cervantes.

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