NCLAFF: Guest Worker
Date: October 11, 2020
Directed by Cynthia Hill and Charles Thompson
Length: 53 minutes
*Director in Attendance*
Description: On a hot, soggy day on a farm in North Carolina, 12 men sit on a porch watching the rain wash away another day's work, another day's wages. One of those men, 66-year-old Candelario, has been coming to the United States for 40 years, harvesting our crops and trying to provide for his family. Without benefits, without retirement, he battles against the elements, his own age, and the backbreaking work, returning to this farm year after year as, The Guestworker.
The 2020 NCLAFF celebrates the festival’s 35th anniversary with an innovative format, a virtual synchronic model. We will start with NCLAFF Conversations | A mini Web Conference: Latin American and Caribbean Film in the Era of Neoliberalism (1985-2020) on October 9 and 10, 2020. We will follow with ten days (October 9 to 18), of screenings/streaming. The films were selected from the hundreds of films shown during the past 35 years of the NCLAFF. The NCLAFF is a great way for students to engage with Latin American history, cinema, and current topics!
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