4 p.m. - Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH
Featured Film: "El Aula Vacía" (The Empty Classroom)
Festival runs September 15-16 at BW and September 20, 24 & 26 at the Capitol Theatre.

Latin American Film Festival

September 24, 2017

4 p.m."El Aula Vacía" (The Empty Classroom)

Capitol Theatre
1390 W. 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102


Free admission and open to the public.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with five films from Latin America, receptions and community dialogue, the Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is a new initiative of the BW Spanish program, using the artistry of film to build relationships between the BW-Berea community and the Hispanic population of Cleveland’s West Side.

Festival runs September 15-16 at BW and September 20, 24 & 26 at the Capitol Theatre. For full Festival de Cine Latinoamericano details, visit www.bw.edu/events/2017/latin-american-film-festival.

"El Aula Vacía" (The Empty Classroom)

Multiple Directors / Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, México, Perú, Uruguay, El Salvador/ 2015 / 111 min / Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles

Nearly half of all young people in Latin America never finish high school. To explore this dropout crisis, creative director Gael García Bernal gathered 11 award-winning filmmakers who have created a captivating anthology of short films, both narrative and documentary.

Each short delves into an underlying reason why students don't graduate. They explore issues such as the link between the dropout crisis and violence; how to identify students at risk; the lack of interest in school; school exclusion in indigenous communities; the not-so-typical challenges faced by a deaf student; the relationship between the financial cost and its benefits; and what happens when dropouts want to go back.

Community dialogue/discussion after the film.

The Festival de Cine Latinoamericano is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.

This event is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport of Spain.

Special thanks to Cleveland Cinemas, the Baldwin Wallace Hispanic American Student Association and Spanish Club.

Supported By

Logos for Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain

Special Thanks

Logos for the Baldwin Wallace Hispanic American Student Association, Cleveland Cinemas, and Spanish Club