Kennesaw State and Latin American consulates present film festival

Fest reflects collaboration with consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru KENNESAW, Ga. (…

Georgia (Sep 18, 2015)

Fest reflects collaboration with consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sept. 18, 2015) — Four groundbreaking films from Latin America will be screened at Kennesaw State University beginning next week as a result of collaboration with the consulates of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru.

The films — “O ano em que meus pais saíram de ferias/The Year My Parents Went on Vacation” from Brazil; “El aura/The Aura” from Argentina; “La piedra ausente/The Absent Stone” from Mexico; and “Las malas intenciones/The Bad Intentions” from Peru — are being presented by their respective consulates.

“The festival is designed to build awareness among the Kennesaw State campus and the greater-Atlanta community of the artistry of these films and the important social and cultural topics they address,” said Ernesto Silva, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies and Spanish.

The films will be screened on select days between Sept. 22 and Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. in Room 1019 of Kennesaw State’s Social Sciences Building at 402 Bartow Ave., Kennesaw, Ga. Click here for a complete schedule. The screenings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments, a brief introduction and a Q&A session follow each screening. Find a campus map here.


Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. 


Latin American Film Festival


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit