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Celebrate Latina Filmmakers at Mujeres y Film Festival

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 10:44 am / February 21, 2017

Sonya Rosario.

Sonya Rosario

Casita Nepantla invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month at Boise State University March 6-9 with “Mujeres y Film: A Celebration of Latina and Latin American Women Filmmakers.” All screenings will be held in the Student Union Building and are free and open to the community.

Movies that are in Spanish contain subtitles in English. Films that are in Spanish have English subtitles. This film festival is made possible through a grant from the Idaho Film Collection.

Mujeres y Film kicks off March 6 with a lecture and workshop by Idaho Latina director Sonya Rosario, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Simplot B Ballroom. A reception follows from 6-7 p.m. in the Student Union Hatch D Ballroom.

March 6: “Idaho’s Forgotten War” (USA) by Sonya Rosario

6 p.m. in the Hatch D Ballroom.

The evening includes an introduction to the documentary by the filmmaker. The film profiles the courage and faith of 67 Idaho Kootenai people and the extraordinary Kootenai woman, Amy Trice, who waged a bloodless war on the United States government in 1974 to save her people.

March 7: “Paraíso” (Mexico) by Mariana Chenillo

6 p.m. in the Hatch D. Ballroom.

After moving to a new city, Carmen pressures her husband, Alfredo, into starting a diet with her. Their relationship begins to suffer when only one of them is able to shed pounds.

March 8: “La Yuma” (Nicaragua) by Florence Jaugey

6 p.m. in The Forum.

La Yuma, a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua, dreams of being a boxer. Her determination to reach her goal helps her to confront obstacles such as instability at home and an uncertain future.

March 9: “Guido Models” (Argentina) by Delia Cáceres and Sonia León

6 p.m. in The Forum.

Guido Fuentes, a middle aged Bolivian immigrant, runs a modeling agency and academy in Villa 31, the biggest slum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fuentes pursues his dream of owning a successful business and claiming a space within the modeling world of Argentina.

“Mujeres y Film” is presented in part by the Idaho Film Collection, an affiliated program of the Boise State Arts and Humanities Institute.