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 Programing covering a wide range of forms and topics from the region. 

Film Series: The 2nd Global Health Film Festival | Visions of the Americas, the Duke Haitian Film Series, among others are being developed for Spring 2017.

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







“Health Visions: Americas”, the festival will kick off with its first film on February 17 and then continue programming on February 27 to March 5, 2017. This annual celebration brings together filmmakers, scholars, medical researchers and practitioners, activists, artists, students and the general public to examine a global health topic of immediate concern. This year the program explores the impact of Zika, and other infectious diseases, traditional medical practices, public health and human rights, and the impact of migration on heath focusing on women’s lives in the Americas and the U.S. The program will screen 9 films, representing 7 countries. Of special interest is the visit of filmmakers Debora Diniz (Brazil), Mauricio Andrada (Mexico), Daniela Abad (Colombia), and Esteban Ramirez (Costa Rica) who will attend and introduce the film screenings. For the first time the Duke Global Health Film Festival will feature a student competition for short films (less than 10 minutes) addressing an issue of importance in global health. The inaugural Duke Global Health Film Festival, held February 22-27, 2016, focused on infectious disease in Africa.

List of Films:

• Yawar Mallku | The Blood of the Condor (d. Jorge Sanjines, Bolivia, 1969)

• Zika (d. Debora Diniz, Brazil, 2016)

• Sacbé (d. Mauricio Andrada & Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Mexico, 2017)

• Voices that Heal (d. Heather Greer & Delia Ackerman, Peru, 2011)

• Carta a una Sombra | Letter to a Shadow: Oblivion (d. Miguel Salazar & Daniela Abad, Colombia, 2015)

• Clínica de Migrantes (d. Maxim Pozdorovkin, USA, 2016)

• Migrantes Bitácora de Viaje (d. Mauricio Andrada, Mexico, 2013)

• Crossing Over | Identidad Sin Fronteras (d. Isabel Castro, Mexico-USA, 2015)

• Gestación (d. Esteban Ramirez, Costa Rica, 2009)