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Latin American Film Festival to feature “The Liberator”

By Megan Hayes

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s annual Latin American Film Festival will feature “The Liberator” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in room 415 (Rough Ridge) in Plemmons Student Union on the university campus. Admission to the film is free, and the public is welcome.

The film tells the story of Simón Bolivar, a South American general who fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire. His military campaigns covered a territory twice the size of Alexander the Great, but he never conquered, he liberated.

The film will be preceded by an introduction from Dr. René Horst, associate professor of Latin American history. A short faculty-led discussion will follow the film.

About the Latin American Film Festival

The Latin American Film Festival is designed to attract students, faculty and community members interested in Latin American studies. It has been organized by faculty in the Latin American studies program at Appalachian.

The festival is made possible by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Anthropology and Appalachian@s, a university organization comprised of Latino faculty and staff.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.