LA PLAYA D.C. – SPECIAL SCREENING
Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country’s Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces difficulties of growing up in a city of exclusion and racism. When Jairo, his younger brother and closer friend disappear, Tomas is forced to leave his home to look for him. Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012.
Directed by Juan Andres Arango, 2012, 90 min, Colombia, Drama, Spanish with English subtitles.
Discussion with Tanya Hernandez, Professor of Law at Fordham University after the screening. Professor Hernandez’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in the California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal amongst other publications. Her most recent publication is the book “Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response,” (Cambridge Univ. Press) Click here for more info