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Folil Trafün (Joining Roots) Festival – Connecting Through Indigenous Films from Latin America

Vancouver, B.C.

Folil trafün (Joining roots) is a showcase of Indigenous and Afro-diaspora films from Latin America (with English subtitles), followed by dialogues to deepen understanding of the films and their relationship with local realities. We will also provide culturally relevant food, from the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nation to share. The showcase will launch with two-hybrid (online and in-person) […]

Beyond Dance: A Movement Workshop with Carla Alcántara 

Vancouver, B.C.

This warm and energetic workshop is designed to offer self-reflection, discovery, and an inspiring human connection experience. We will warm up our bodies from the inside out with exciting Latin […]

The Settlers (Los Colonos): Film Screening

Vancouver, B.C.

On the year we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Chilean military coup, we joined VIFF to bring you a recent Chilean movie, The Settlers (los Colonos). In 1893, Segundo, […]

Chile, Obstinate Memory screening and Q&A

Vancouver, B.C.

To mark the sombre 50th anniversary of Salvador Allende’s overthrow, join us at a screening of Chile, Obstinate Memory by Patricio Guzmán, truly a living legend of documentary cinema. One of the best docs ever produced by the NFB, Chile, Obstinate Memory revisits the country’s coup d’état through Guzmán’s eyes, as the director returns to […]

Mural Walking Tour – Latin American Edition

Vancouver, B.C.

A special mural tour created by the Vancouver Mural Festival. Please join VMF's Co-founder Adrian Sinclair for an in-person mural tour in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, which now features over 100 murals. The tour starts with a cup of Latin American coffee, and the route is specially designed to highlight murals by artists of Mexican […]

Remembering the Future: Chile 1973 – 2023 An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Art

The Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithie Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Latin Expressions’ spotlight event this year will be a live concert, Remembering the Future: An Evening of Music, Poetry, and Art, featuring local group Sumalao. A 50th-anniversary commemoration of the 1973 Chilean military coup, the concert brings 17 talented performers to the Orpheum stage, celebrating the arrival and impact of Chileans in Canada. This powerful […]

Noche de Teatro, a Carmen Aguirre New Play Sneak Peek

Vancouver, B.C.

Join Electric Company Theatre Core Artist, award-winning theatre maker and best-selling author, Carmen Aguirre, for an exclusive glimpse into her new play, Fire Never Dies: The Tina Modotti Project in advance of its premiere at the 2024 Chutzpah! Festival in November 2024. Carmen will read excerpts from her script, followed by Q&A moderated by the […]

Latin Expressions in Three Conversations

Vancouver, B.C.

Celebrating international authors and discovering writers from different cultures is one of the many highlights of the Festival, and this year, we delve into works from Latin American writers. Each offers fascinating, heady insight into the lives of women. Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico's leading novelists, poets, and playwrights. The Book of Eve tells […]

Latin American Short Stories Reading Group with Venezuelan writer Helen Cova

Vancouver, B.C.

We’re pleased to present a SPECIAL EDITION of our Latin American Short Stories Reading Group. This event is open to anyone interested in short stories written by Latin American authors. Join us on Saturday, October 21, at 4:00 pm at the SFU (Vancouver Campus) - Belzberg Library for a conversation on the stories "Splinter," "Astronaut," […]