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Latin American film series continues with “Kamchatka” on Oct. 2

BOONE—The 2002 film “Kamchatka” will be shown Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Rough Ridge Room at Appalachian State University as part of the Latin American Film Festival. Admission is free.

Dr. Catherine Fountain from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead a discussion following the film.

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Set in Argentina, the film depicts a young boy’s point of view of his family’s efforts to hide from the military police following a 1976 coup d’état.

“In the Time of the Butterflies” will be shown Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Rough Ridge Room. Dr. John Craft from the Department of Technology and Environmental Design will be the discussion leader.

The film is based on the book by Julia Álvarez and tells the story of three sisters who were murdered for participating in a plot to overthrow Gen. Leonidas Trujillo who controlled the Dominican Republic government.

Rounding out the October films is “Tango Among Friends.” The film follows renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim as he returns to his hometown in Buenos Aires to explore the origins of tango. The Oct. 23 film begins at 7 p.m. in Rough Ridge Room in Plemmons Student Union. Dr. Victoria Cox from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will lead the discussion afterward.

The Latin American Film Festival is made possible by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan, Office of International Education and Development, Belk Library and Information Commons, Department of History, Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures and Appalachian@s, a university organization comprised of Latino faculty and staff. Other sponsors are John Craft, Donna Davis and the Latin American studies faculty.

The festival is designed to attract students, faculty and community members interested in Latin American studies. It has been organized by faculty in the Latin American studies program at Appalachian.