The Cycle of the Migrant Film Week, Hosted at Saint Augustine College.
Do you like movies? So do we! The Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago presented the Itinerant Cycle of the Migrant Film Week from August 23 to 26 to make visible the diverse experiences of the Mexican migrant community in the United States. St. Augustine was honored to host one of these films, Camaztoz.
On Friday, August 26, 2022, at 6 p.m. St. Augustine hosted a screening of Camaztoz at our campus at 1345 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640. The movie was sponsored by Instituto Cervantes Chicago, UNAM Chicago, and Consulado General de México en Chicago.
Camazotz tells us the story of the Mesoamerican bat god who has lived undocumented for a year in Chicago. Hovering in the shadows of the night and displaying extraordinary skill as a restaurant dishwasher, he turns up when street violence erupts, licking bloody wounds in what may be moments of timely feeding or magnanimous healing in a kind of mythical exploration of cultural narratives about immigration.
This event was a great success, and we thank everyone involved in the process.