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Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange
June 12, 2023 - June 16, 2023
The Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange is a series of in Person screenings highlighting works from Chicago and Mexico City Filmmakers. The films were selected with having themes of Displacement. The first half of the series occurred in Mexico City in March of 2022 with three screenings. The second half of the program will be in Chicago from June 12th, 14th, and 16th of 2023. The program is fully funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DACASE).
Displacement can involve both physical and psychological dislocation. While there can be negative connotations around the concept of displacement, it can also be a route to fresh new opportunities – approached with excitement, ambition, and hope for a better future. Through this series of films, we explore the nuances of displacement and its relationship to geography and self.