WHAT: The Central America United Committee and Trinity College’s Center for Caribbean Studies are hosting a Central America Independence Celebration, beginning with a screening of Morazán, the historic biopic about Francisco Morazán, considered to be the most important figure in Central America’s history. In 2017, the movie was Honduras’s first-ever Academy Award-nominated film. A conversation with filmmaker and director Hispano Durón will follow the screening. After the discussion with Durón, a festive reception will take place, featuring Central American food, remarks by special guests and dignitaries, and the playing of the national anthems of five Central American countries. All events are free and open to the public.

WHERE: Cinestudio for film and discussion; Hamlin Hall for reception
Trinity College
300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, click here. Parking is available in the college lots and on Summit Street.) 

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018
2:30 p.m. film screening, followed by discussion with filmmaker/director Durón
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. reception at Hamlin Hall

The Central America United Committee and Trinity’s Center for Caribbean Studies organized this celebration, which is co-sponsored by the following Trinity College departments and programs: Film Studies, History, International Studies, and Language and Culture Studies. Media partners are The Hartford Courant, Vida Radio 840AM, Anoranzas Peruanas y Algo Mas, Univision El Show de Analeh, and Bomba Radio y MEGA 910.

Members of the Central America United Committee and the countries they represent are as follows. Costa Rica: Pablo Mena; El Salvador: Martin Alvarenga and Maynor Martinez; Guatemala: Ada Rios and Haleck De Leon; Honduras: Ana Alfaro, Esly Calix, Dario Euraque, Fany Hanon, Reina Lopez, Natalia Paguada, Ramon Paguada, Polly Moran, Sabas Whittaker, and Manuel Zaldivar; Nicaragua: Gilda Cordero.

The Center for Caribbean Studies, led by its co-directors, Professor of History and International Studies Dario A. Euraque and Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano, explores and celebrates the distinctive Caribbean character of the city of Hartford and the influence of Caribbean civilization on contemporary cultures around the world. It conducts collaborative research and hosts cultural events and exchanges that build upon the region’s transnational connections while helping Trinity students develop as engaged global citizens.