Screening of "Daughters of the Forest" with Martin Burt

Department: Latin American Studies

Date and Time: February 14, 2018 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Event Location: McCormick Screening Room

Event Details

This is the first screening of our 2018 Latin American Film Festival, which this year brings together films exploring the themes of “Cultural Memory and Environmental Conflicts in Latin America”. We will be screening six films throughout February, March and early April and our full program will be announced soon.

On Wednesday, February 14th at 5 PM, we will screen the documentary “Daughters of the Forest”. This film tells the story of a small group of indigenous girls in rural Paraguay, who attend a radical high school where they learn to protect their endangered forest of the Mbaracayu Reserve. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Blum Center Visiting Scholar Martin Burt, who was instrumental in the foundation of the Mbaracayu Forest School featured in the film.

Please join us before the film for a light reception starting at 4PM in the Humanities Gateway Courtyard.