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The Spirit of the Ancestor (te Kuhane o te Tupuna: El Espiritu de los ancestros)

12sepAll Day17The Spirit of the Ancestor (te Kuhane o te Tupuna: El Espiritu de los ancestros)Tallahassee Iberoamerican Film Festival(All Day)


september 12, 2021 12:00am - september 17, 2021 11:59pm


Online Event

Event Details

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.