Film #3 in the
"Latin America and the World" Film Festival
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Steevens is a young Haitian immigrant living a challenging, but somewhat stable life in Santiago de Chile: he has a construction job, a home, friends, and fun.
This precariously balanced life is disrupted when Junior, a childhood friend from Haiti, arrives in Chile seeking assistance from Steevens to establish himself. Junior has entered Chile without papers and doesn’t speak any Spanish. Steevens does everything he can to support his friend and even manages to get him a job with his employer. When an incident at their workplace erupts racial tensions and stokes a large anti-immigration sentiment in the city, Steevens loses his working documents. Now without a job, Steevens has to vacate his home and is left to wander the city, looking for a chance to restart his life beyond the margins of society.
Languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole, with English subtitles
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The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
This film is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for African Studies, and the Department of French and Italian.
Additional co-sponsors of the Latin America and the World Film Festival include: Columbus State Community College, the Area Studies Centers, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Ethnic Studies, the Center for Languages, Literatures & Cultures, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.