Film director María Cristina Carrillo at UMASS | The UMass Amherst Spanish & Portuguese Program Newsletter |


On Thursday Oct 11 at 2:00 in Herter 301,  Film Director María Cristina Carrillo will introduce her documentary _La Churona_ about the controversial efforts of a large community of Ecuadorians in Madrid to get an image of their Virgin La Churona into a Catholich church in Spain. 

A screening of the movie will follow the presentation. 

The event is organized by Prof. Luis Marentes ( in collaboration with Prof. Juan Carlos Grijalva from Assumption College and sponsored by the Spanish and Portuguese Program, Dept. Languages LIteratures and Culture, UMASS Amherst, Dept. of Spanish, Amherst College, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Smith College and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, UMass.