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Filmfront presents Bilingual Aesthetics

  • Filmfront 1740 West 18th Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

A critical look at cinematic investigations around issues of languages, translation, and communication. This program explores the movement between languages as a manifestation of identity pluralities. Unleashing the multiplication of heritage and affiliation in our contemporary landscape, these films reveal language as a will to power.


  • A Arca dos Zo'é (Meeting Ancestors) (Vincent Carelli & Dominique Gallois, 1993, Brazil, digital, 22 min)

  • Ñanderu Panorâmica Tupinambá (Sérgio Péo, 1991, Brazil, digital, 8 min)

  • La tierra es de quien la trabaja (The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It) (Chiapas Media Project, 2005, Mexico, digital, 15 min)

  • Pawqartampu (Felipe Esparza, 2015, Peru, digital, 8 min)

  • Estela (Bruno Varela, 2012, Mexico, digital, 8 min)

  • Estamos para servile (We're Here to Serve You) (Ximena Cuevas, 1999, Mexico, digital, 2 min 40 sec)

  • Dilemma I: Burundanga Boricua (Poli Marichal, 1990, Puerto Rico, digital, 18 min)