Latin American Culture Celebrated in Connecticut

November 14, 2016

Connecticut is hosting two celebrations of Latin American culture.

An exhibition currently running at Eastern Connecticut State University explores the relationship between art, ecology, and spirituality. It features work by several artists including Cuban printmaker Isolina Limonata. The vibrant colors and textures in her prints reflect the influence of the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria.

The exhibition “Guardians of Nature” runs at ECSU in Willimantic through December 8.

Meanwhile in New Haven, the Latin American and Iberian Film Festival at Yale is underway through Sunday, November 13. It features a wealth of rarely-seen independent films that celebrate the diversity of Latino cultures throughout Latin American and the Caribbean; also from Spain and Portugal.

The festival is open to the public and all films have English subtitles.

Festival director Margherita Tortora said more than 20 filmmakers, actors, and directors will be in New Haven for the festival – and there are opportunities to meet and talk with them.