Civic Cinema: La Negrada

Date / Time

October 1, 2019 - October 3, 2019

All Day

The first Mexican fiction film portraying the country’s black population

Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center, and Latin American and Latino Studies

Afro-Mexicans represent 1.2% of Mexico’s total population. They were first recognized as an ethnic group in 2015. La Negrada explores the lack of representation and social norms which contribute to the discrimination of Mexico’s Afro-descendant population. The film employed non-professional local actors to tell the story of Juana and Magdalena, who are romantically involved with Neri, a fisherman in Costa Chica.

Approx. 104 min.
Spanish w/ English subtitles

Screening followed by a discussion facilitated by Crystal Galván, graduate student with UIC’s Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program.

When: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: UIC African America Cultural Center – Addams Hall 2nd floor

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Where: UIC Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B2

FREE refreshments and admission

Crystal Galván is from Omak, WA a small agricultural community in North Central Washington. She graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a dual degree; B.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies and a B.A. in Sociology. Some of her research interests include the African Diaspora in México, Race and Racism in Latin America, Latinx and Latin American Popular Culture, and Intersectionality.

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning and ASL Interpretation services can be available by contacting the number above 5 business days before program.