African diaspora on display at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival this week
by Naomi Ishisaka
Featured Event: This year’s Langston Hughes African American Film Festival features films spanning the globe, with narrative and documentary films from Africa to South America and others that address the U.S. immigrant experience. Highlights include tonight’s film Dimanche a Brazzaville, a documentary with “insight into the lives and style of sapeurs, magic-wielding wrestlers, political hip […]
Apr 16, 2012
All-female band shakes up Colombian mariachi scene
by Amy Lieberman
The iconic hats, the intricately embroidered suits and vibrant, boisterous music; sure it sounds and looks just like traditional mariachi music. But one, all-female band in Bogota, Colombia is shaking up the landscape of this male-dominated profession. Amy Lieberman reports from South America.
Sep 17, 2012
21 must see global films at SIFF
by Cynthia Steele
With 447 films from 85 countries, deciding what to see at the Seattle International Film Festival, May 16-June 9, can be daunting. So let us give you a hand!
May 16, 2013
Can cultural tourism clean up Colombia’s image abroad?
by Wesley Tomaselli
Once known for brothels and drugs, an old quarter of Cartagena is experiencing big changes as part of a nation-wide cultural makeover.
Sep 17, 2013
Hanging with sloths inspires teen author
by Sarah Stuteville
Captivated by what she saw in an online video, a Lakeside School student travels to Suriname to learn more about protecting sloths and writes a book.
Oct 25, 2013
Getting schooled by South American student activists
by Eilís O'Neill
Students in Chile and Argentina are proving that meaningful education reform means taking over schools and getting young people into office.
Jan 6, 2014
Secret Seattle restaurant serves up Chilean specialties
by Sarah Stuteville
Selling food out of your home is a common way to supplement income and sustain community in Latin America. Chilean chef Aurelio Pino is carrying on the tradition from a “secret” location in South Seattle.
Jan 24, 2014
Black lives matter movement resonates in Brazil
by Katherine Jinyi Li
Black Brazilians are looking to the Black Lives Matter movement in America as they plant the seeds for their own rise to justice.
Sep 22, 2015