2010 NC Latin American Film Festival

The 22nd Annual North Carolina Latin American Film Festival kicks off this coming Monday, November 1st. The opening film will be screened at Durham’s Carolina Theater. It is called “Brother Towns or Pueblos Hermanos.” It was made by Duke’s Charlie Thompson and Michael Davey, filmed in both America and Guatemala. It follows two different towns, Jacaltenango, a Guatemalan highland Maya town and Jupiter, Florida, a coastal resort town connected through a web of immigration, family and work.

Films will be screened though November 20th in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh and Greensboro. All are free and open to the public. Some of the highlights include:

• “The Two Escobars” by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist (USA/Colombia, 2010)

• “El Secreto de Sus Ojos” by Juan Jose Campanella (Argentina, 2009)

• “Chigualeros” by Alex Schlenker (Ecuador, 2009)

• “Crude: the real price of oil” by Joe Berlinger (USA/Ecuador, 2009)

• “Terras” by Maya Da-rin (Brazil, 2009)

Follow this link to the festival’s official website.

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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