Synopsis of Chile '76
Carmen heads off to her beach house to supervise its renovation. Her husband, children and grandchildren come back and forth during the winter vacation. When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps onto unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to.
Cinemateca Biennial Film Series
Discover the richness of Latino, Latin American, and Spanish cinema with the Cinemateca Biennial Film Series, a captivating presentation by Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.
Join us at 6:00 PM before the film for a tasty reception with mouthwatering pre-film appetizers provided by Las Chilenas, a Latina-owned restaurant.
After the screening, dive into a lively post-screening discussion led by Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco, OLLAS Director and Sociology & Anthropology, Associate Professor and moderated by Dr. Steven Torres, Foreign Languages and Literature, Professor and OLLAS faculty.
About the Panelists
Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco is the Director of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He is also a faculty affiliate with UNO's Goldstein Center for Human Rights. Originally from Chile, he earned a bachelor’s and professional degree in Sociology from Universidad de Chile, an MA in Political Sciences with a concentration in International Relations from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an MA in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Sociology and History both from Michigan State University (2012). Before coming to UNO in 2015, Dr. Doña-Reveco spent two years in Santiago, Chile doing field research on North-South Migration and teaching at Universidad Diego Portales and Universidad Alberto Hurtado. He has also worked as a consultant for the International Organization for Migration and for the Population Division of the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Steven Torres is a Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature and serves as faculty for the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). He is the Chair of the Cinemateca committee, the OLLAS Biennial Latin American/Latino/Spanish film series presented in partnership with Film Streams. Dr. Torres’ teaching interests include Spanish literature, film, history, contemporary society and conversation. His research interests include modern Spanish and Latin American literature, cultural studies, film, metacultural discourse, sociology of literature and the Spanish Civil War in literature and film.