APRIL 22, 2016 – LATINO & NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (New Haven, CT)

The 7th Annual Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) will have a special screening of THE BORINQUENEERS on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 6:30 PM-9PM at the Southern Connecticut State University, Adanti Student Center (2nd Floor), 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515.  Filmmaker Noemi Figueroa Soulet will be attending, along with 65th Infantry veteran Celestino Cordova.  This event is free to the public.  There is a reception from 5:30-6:30pm.  We hope to see you there!  There are other films being shown, for more info call Carlos Antonio Torre at (203) 668-9940 or email carlos.torre@yale.edu.  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lanaff/  Website:  http://southernct.edu/special/lanaff/index.html

Currently in its 75th year, the Latino & Native American Film Festival (LANAFF) is ground-breaking in its dedication to the Recruitment and Retention of Latino & Native American students toward furthering their education at the University level. It is, further, innovative in its promotion of these two cultures through the exhibition of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animations, as well as through other artistic manifestations, by or about Latinos and Native Americans. The Festival has helped familiarize the University’s, Public School’s, and Greater New Haven diverse communities with excellent artistic, social, political, and entertainment film projects being created by contemporary filmmakers. With so many negative stereotypes stilting the progress of Latinos and Native Americans in this country, it is important for all communities to meet and interact toward a better understanding of perceptions and realities.

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