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Panel: Latin American Women in Film

  • University of Washington (map)

Panel Description: In this panel the guests will discuss issues facing women filmmakers in the Latin American film industry such as: challenges particular to female filmmakers & methods  used to overcome them; approaches for dealing with important societal issues via cinema; how the availability of  newer technologies would impact their cinema; unique ways  women filmmakers have developed to communicate their ideas cinematically and how these can be further developed; strategies used for financing and distribution to ensure that their movies are exhibited domestically and internationally; and  any problems involved in being a female filmmaker in a largely male dominated industry including working with all male production crews.

Venue: Kane Hall 225 (Walker Ames Room) @ University of Washington 



  • Johanne Gomez, director of the documentary Caribbean Fantasy (Dominican Republic)

  • Sarah Hoch, President of the Guanajuato International Film Festival ( Mexico)

  • Alejandra Quintero,  National Director of the Social Communication Program of the National Unified Corporation of Educaction (CUN) (Colombia) 

Central Plaza Parking Garage: To park in the Central Plaza Parking Garage, take a right onto 15th Avenue NE. Continue south on 15th Avenue NE until you reach NE 41st Street. The parking garage entrance will be on your left. Stop at Gate 1, pay attendant and park where directed. Once you have parked in the garage, find the corridor labeled "Kane Hall" (northeast corner of the garage) and take the elevator to the appropriate floor (1st floor for Rooms 110, 120, 130, 2nd floor for Rooms 210, 220, Walker-Ames).

Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Neighborhood Department,  4Culture, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Program,  Center for Global Studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Comparative History of ideas, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Earlier Event: October 10
Caribbean Fantasy
Later Event: October 11
Shorts documentaries from Colombia