Latin American Film and Art


The Arts are central to our mission of training, bringing together, promoting, and preparing future generations of Latin Americanist and Caribbeanist Scholars. The rich culture of the Americas is a great vehicle to share the histories, experiences, and realizations of the people of the Americas and the Caribbean.

CLACS develops Film Series, Art Exhibits, Artistic Residences, and Special Programming covering a wide range of forms and topics from the region. 

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The NC Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North Carolina for Latin American images, sounds, and stories to reach a wider audience.

Since 1986, the festival provides filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work in a stimulating and friendly context. Every fall the NC Latin American Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the region to North Carolina for multiple screenings of feature films, documentaries, shorts, and new media. The Festival is organized by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University and directed by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo.
For more information about exhibitions, special projects, film series, and the Film Festival, contact:

Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, NC Latin American Film Festival Director 
Tel 919.681.3883 | Email

Film Series:

Check our current (and passed) series


PATRIMONIO | HERITAGE. A series of drawing Interventions on “Llanchama” (Amazonian tree bark) by Peruvian/American artist Renzo Ortega. Franklin Center Gallery. Spring 2023. In connection to Art of Peru - Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2023.


RAÍCES, RUTAS Y RITMOS: The Influence of Latin American Music in North Carolina. Spring/Summer 2022. |. Visit the website for more information


Encantada | Enchanted | Franklin Center Gallery. Fall 2019 / Spring 2020.


Art | Territory | Mobility | Duke Kunshan University. Spring 2019.


Pop América, 1965 -1975 | Nasher Museum. Spring 2019. Curated by Esther Gabara (AAHVS, Romance Studies, Nasher Museum)


Soberanía Visual en Abya Yala | Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia.


Be Patient | Se Paciente | Jameson Gallery. Fall 2017.


Catalina's Time | Artemio | Franklin Center Gallery. Fall 2017 - Spring 2018.

Related publications:


Edited by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo and Rafael A. Osuba. March 2021.

Sergio Sánchez Santamaría is the heir to the famous Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP) in México. GRAPHIC IN TRANSIT responds to the question of how to sustain and actualize such a legacy in times in which art has moved away from image production and the socially engaging ways of the past. This volume presents the work of Sánchez Santamaría in a historical and critical context, next to some of the most important exponents of graphic art in Mexico and the U.S., among then Leopoldo Méndez and Elizabeth Catlett.

Graphic in Transit: Socially Engaged Art in The Era of Black Lives



Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel. Adelante el pasado: oralidad y visualidad, acto y evento en las prácticas artísticas del mundo indígena contemporáneo | Future's Past: | orality and visuality, act and event in the artistic practices of the contemporary indigenous world (2019). Kaypunku Vol .1 No. 4. 2019 (521-591)

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel. Be Patient | Se Paciente: Artistic and Medical Entanglements in the Work of Libia Posada (2018). Ed ASP, Raleigh.


Gabara, Esther, et all. Pop America 1965 -1975. (2017). Catalog.

Rojas-Sotelo, Miguel. Irrupciones, compresiones, contravenciones. Arte contemporáneo y política cultural en Colombia (2017). Ed. Uniandes, Bogotá.