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Center for Latin American Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Friday: Two years after her murder…

Film Screening and Discussion
Berta Didn’t Die, She Multiplied


Directed by Sam Vinal (Honduras/U.S.A., 2017)

Join CLAS for a screening of the documentary on the legacy of Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran environmental activist whose defense of her people’s lands successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam at the Río Gualcarque. After winning the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015, she was assassinated on March 3, 2016. In Spanish with English subtitles.

After the screening, there will be a discussion featuring:

· Silvio Carrillo, a filmmaker, producer, and the nephew of Berta Cáceres, and

· Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer, and co-author of the recent Dam Violence: The Plan That Killed Berta Cáceres.

All CLAS screenings are free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Friday, March 2, 2017, 5:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Next week: Cine Latino

Image from “I Dream in Another Language.” (Photo courtesy of Filmrise.)

Cine Latino
I Dream in Another Language
Directed by Ernesto Contreras (Mexico/Netherlands, 2017)

A young linguist travels to the jungle of Mexico to research and save a mysterious indigenous language. A language, as he discovers, at the point of disappearing since the last two speakers had a fight fifty years ago and refuse to speak a word with each other. Trying to bring the two old friends back together, he discovers that hidden in the past, in the heart of the jungle, lies a secret concealed by the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat once again. 103 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

“It’s thrilling to see such an original, mature story seek to fill its big heart with poetry.” – Nick Allen,


Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm
Please note new venue: 102 Wurster Hall

BIG GIVE is next Thursday, March 8

In past years, CLAS supporters helped us make a big splash during Big Give, the campus-wide 24-hour fundraising blitz. Big Give is back and you can help CLAS win contests and cash prizes by making a donation and spreading the word on social media. Join thousands of alumni, students, parents, and friends in showing your passion for Berkeley by giving to CLAS on March 8.

More information coming soon!