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Latin America film series at BW

Thursday, September 26, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019


The BW Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is an initiative by the Spanish program at Baldwin Wallace University, using the artistry of film to build relationships between the BW-Berea community and the Hispanic population of Cleveland's west side.

For further information, contact Dr. Karen Barahona, assistant professor of Spanish, at or Dr. Matthew Feinberg, assistant professor of Spanish at


Thursday, Sep 26, 2019

Film: "Las Marimbas del Infierno" (Marimbas from Hell)

5:30 p.m. - Room 114, Marting Hall
Filled with laugh-aloud moments, "Marimbas from Hell" is a fresh and unique story of the fusion between tradition and modernity that conveys a moving and authentic sense of Guatemalan life.

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Friday, Sep 27, 2019

5:00 p.m. – "Me llamaban el Rey Tigre" (They Call Me King Tiger)
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – "7 Cajas" (7 Boxes)

Film: "Me llamaban el Rey Tigre" (They Call Me King Tiger) Mexico / 2017 / 88 Min.

5 p.m. - Room 114, Marting Hall
Dubbed "King Tiger" and "the Malcolm X of the Chicano Movement," Reies López Tijerina inspired Mexican-American college students of the 1960s and 1970s to start the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.

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Film: "7 Cajas" (7 Boxes) Paraguay / 2013 / 105 Min.

7 p.m. - Room 114, Marting Hall
A delivery boy dreams of fame and a fancy TV. When he's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents for $100, what sounds like an easy job soon becomes complicated.

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Saturday, Sep 28, 2019

5:00 p.m. – Reception

5:30 p.m. – "The Wall"
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Discussion

5 p.m. - Art House Inc., 3119 Denison Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109

Film: "The Wall" United States / 2019 / 55 Min.

A compilation of short films on the current undocumented immigration crisis touching topics such as The Wall, the effects of family separation at the border, deportation and DACA.

Panel discussion with local immigrant advocates, including IRTF, follows the film. Today's program is co-sponsored by the Comité Mexicano of Hispanic Alliance. 

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The Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.


Special thanks to the Baldwin Wallace Hispanic American Student Association (HASA) and Spanish Club.