Film screening, panel discussion on Peruvian culture

September 24, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Applied Innovation Hub, Room 102

Join us for a showing of the 2023 mini-documentary "Tradiciones sin Fronteras" ("Traditions Across Borders") by Boceto Media’s Maricarmen Cajahuaringa. After the film, stay for a panel discussion and reception. All are welcome for FREE, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  Sponsored by Connecticut Humanities with a mission to inspire storytelling and more the enhance the quality of life for all Connecticut residents.

The film explores the cultural traditions surrounding the Peruvian festival honoring the Lord of Miracles in Hartford. The festival has its roots in 17th century Afro-Peruvian responses to disastrous earthquakes in Lima, Peru, and arrived in Connecticut with Peruvian immigrants in the 1960s. Today thousands of people participate annually in events sponsored by the Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles (HESMIPERU).

The panel discussion and reception after the film will allow for questions and discussion with the audience. The panel features filmmaker Maricarmen Cajahuaringa, director and founder of Boceto Media; Dr. Juan David Coronado, CCSU associate professor of History and Coordinator, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies; and Peruvian-American Dr.Tatiana Melendez-Rhodes, associate professor and program coordinator of Counselor Education & Family Therapy at CCSU and members of the Peruvian community.   

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