VLAFF comes to Douglas College

Douglas College’s New Westminster campus will roll out the red carpet this month for the 13th annual Vancouver Latin American Film Festival.

The third edition of the Travelling Colombian Media Arts Festival (Festival Itinerante de Artes Audiovisuales Colombianas) will be taking place at VLAFF and will feature a selection of programs at the College.

¡PACIFISTA!, Medellin in one minute and Antioquia in one minute are slated for the big screen at the concourse, located on the second floor, on Sept. 9, starting at 7pm.

¡PACIFISTA!, a Vice Colombia project, is a platform for peacemaking that contributes to the opening of spaces for analysis and reflection in Colombia through documentary filmmaking.

Medellin in one minute and Antioquia in one minute focus on the environment, identity and memory in one-minute shorts.

On Sept. 14, Agarrando Pueblo – a 30-minute film from 1977 – and Entornos Protectores will play at 2:30pm at the College’s Lecture Theatre 1614, located on the first floor.

Agarrando Pueblo focuses on staging Latin American realities to foreign audiences for profit, while Entornos Protectores is a selection of shorts by locals about Antioquian culture, created by an initiative supporting those at risk of sexual or domestic violence and drug abuse.

All films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

The Douglas College New Westminster Campus is located at 700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, two blocks north of the New Westminster Skytrain Station.

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