FSU art historians will host the opening film and a Q&A with its director in the fifth iteration of Cinehassee, an annual Iberoamerican Film Festival presented by FSU’s Hispanic Graduate Student Association (HiGSA). The Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program is sponsoring Te Kuhane O Te Tupuna: The Spirit of the Ancestors: El Espíritu de los Ancestros, the opening film in this year’s program on Indigenous communities. This documentary addresses the colonial looting of a sacred spirit from Easter Island, and how the Rapa Nui community is fighting for repatriation.
Join Dr. Erika Loic and PhD student Ileana Olmos online for the synchronous Q&A with director Leonardo Pakarati (Rapa Nui) on September 17 at 5 pm. The film will be available to watch at home for one week before this event (Sept. 12–17).
To register for online content, complete the Cinehassee 2021 registration form. For additional information about the films in the festival, see the Cinehassee flier below: