State of Immigration Reform Focus of Indocumentales Discussion

On November 23rd, a full house at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center’s auditorium gathered for the screening of Empire of Dreams (1880-1942). An audience of 70, which included activists, teachers, and members of the NYU community, watched this insightful documentary from the PBS series ‘Latino Americans’, about the history of the first waves ofContinue reading “State of Immigration Reform Focus of Indocumentales Discussion”

A Successful Quechua Night with Filmmaker Gabina Funegra

On January 30, filmmaker and academic Gabina Funegra joined the Runasimi Outreach Committee of NYU for a screening of the director’s award-winning documentary “Quechua, The Fading Incan Language.” In the film, Gabina — herself Peruvian but currently living in Australia — documents her journey to the town of Huallanca in the Peruvian Andes. It isContinue reading “A Successful Quechua Night with Filmmaker Gabina Funegra”

Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival

The documentary film Hit– co-written and co-directed by CLACS alum Adriana Loeff – takes a musical journey through the past five decades of Uruguayan culture and politics. Hit is showing in the Uruguayan Film Festival at NYU on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00pm. All films are free and open to the public. Currently a producerContinue reading “Documentary Film by CLACS Alum Featured at Uruguayan Film Festival”

CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim

Peter Lucas has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship which will support The Last Hour of Summer, a feature-length documentary film about Ipanema in the early 1960s, just before the Brazilian military coup. The film focuses on a cache of found photographs in order to explore the various aestethic, cultural, political, and socialContinue reading “CLACS Faculty Peter Lucas Wins Guggenheim”