Latin American Studies

Comments selected from 2012 Latin American Film Festival surveys:

  • La comida fue fantástica las dos noches. Gracias!
  • Thank you so much, especially I enjoyed Dos Hermanos.
  • All about advertising! Very Good!
  • Great it was free
  • I liked the movies
  • Keep up the great variety
  • Wealthy Theatre is a great location
  • Great showing
  • Super Festival!
  • Great community event
  • Gracias por traer películas latinoamericanas porque de esta manera ensenan nuestra cultura.
  • Thank you and good job!
  • Good selection of films
  • This is a great event. I enjoyed the show
  • Awesome event
  • I liked it and they should keep on doing this event
  • Excellent
  • I liked the fact that the film was presented by film students. But a little historical context would have been nice.
  • Prof. Moret! Without you we wouldn’t have a Latino Film Festival Thank you!
  • It’s good, it would be great to have more or 2 week ends instead of one.
  • Very entertaining
  • Circo was interesting and I will recommend it to friends and family.
  • I really enjoyed the film selection and hope you can continue to provide interesting topics.
  • It was surprisingly interesting. I came for a Spanish class and I did not expect it to be so entertaining.
  • I am from Colombia and I really like this kind of events when people can learn about our culture.
  • It was my first time at the event, and I enjoyed it very much. The Wealthy Theatre is a great place to have the event
  • Gracias Zulema et al. Let’s make it a competitive festival. Give a prize to a largo/corto-metraje
  • The film was moving and sad and was well-made (Los colores de la montaña/ The Colors of the Mountain))
  • Great event, need more people to know how fantastic it is!
  • WOW, love it
  • Very nice venue, interesting movie, would not have experienced a film like this otherwise, Thank you! (Las Marimbas del infierno/Marimbas from Hell)
  • How awesome place this is. My first time here and I am super pleased.
  • Schedule movies over two weekends.
  • Loved the food & coffee
  • I do not speak Spanish. It makes me want to learn. Thanks for the event + making it free.
  • It is a wonderful event and I am just sad that it wasn’t better attended. (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
  • Enjoyable
  • Excellent presentation of the films
  • What a gift to our community. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  • A wonderful surprise
  • I really enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the actor/director’s insights on the film.
  • Excellent, very impressed. Publicize in GR Press, they could publish an article on the films (reviews of the films) this could generate favorable publicity.
  • Not only a weekend.
  • I really enjoyed the documentary I believe they are very educational and interesting.
  • Thank you. I appreciate this opportunity in GR
  • Very enjoyable!
  • Thank you for your work and for bringing this great event to our community.
  • Prepare more, bring more hosts guests to lead discussion.
  • Congratulations for this film festival. We enjoyed the movies a lot. Thank you very much.
  • It’s nice to let the American people see movies from other countries and learn about their cultures.
  • I am very happy and proud to realize that the Latin American Art is not only admired but supported and welcomed to GR, MI.
  • Great job! With more support this could be amazing with more students.
  • Loved the movie, loved the venue
  • Better publicity, perhaps in GR Press. Excellent choice of films.
  • Carajo, que peliculon. Excelente seleccion. Gracias (Even the Rain./ Tambien la lluvia)
  • Beautiful. Very touching.
  • Had a good selection of movies. Wonderful movie! Good selection to teach about the Latin American reality.
  • Publicize  the event. This is the 3rd and only heard of it this year.
  • This last film Even the Rain was very powerful.
  • I think moving this event at the Wealthy Theatre was a great idea!
  • Great event! Thank you! I learn and appreciate so much about other cultures - I especially like the discussions that follow the film.
  • Fantastic film (Marimbas from Hell) I think it is incredible to have the chance to pick the brain of the filmmaker Julio.
  • I was able only to see this film but the other selections looked really interesting and varied as well it really enjoyed the film and appreciated and enjoyed the talk  as well. (Marimbas from Hell)
  • More publicity to non-Spanish speaking people.
  • Excellent! More publicity
  • This was great, thanks for the work you do! Consider making introductions and publicity bilingual.
  • I really appreciate how the events are free and are very open to Spanish & non Spanish speakers.
  • My second time coming! I loved it!

Comments selected from 2011 Latin American Film Festival surveys:

  • Voces inocentes was extremely powerful and a film everyone should see to give light to the events that some have endured”
  • “It was awesome to have the screenwriter present for Q&A and added so much to the film. I was so moved by the entire evening”
  • Great Job!
  • Very good… deserves to be in movie theaters no matter the graphic content!
  • I love the Latin American Film festival so much! I give it my full support and would like to know how I could be involved!
  • This was a great selection. Keep up the good work. I am delighted that you have been able to keep this a free film festival.
  • This is my second time coming and I can’t wait till next year .
  • The movie “Voces inocentes” was an excellent movie.
  • It was amazing. I greatly enjoyed it.
  • It was an amazing event, especially with Oscar Torres here to speak, this united so many groups of people from all different walks of life, Gringo, Latino and more.
  • Please, continue this festival as it is wonderful to see the Latin American population represented.
  • Thank you for bringing this to light, the comments were great.
  • Awesome!
  • This was a fantastic film (Voces inocentes). I cried, I smiled and most importantly I was impacted.
  • Excellent idea for GR community.
  • Voces Inocenteswas a very eye opening. I like how this event lets us see things outside of our culture here in Grand Rapids.
  • I appreciate the food and the free event.
  • It was nice watching the movie and bringing the actual writer of the movie to answer questions.
  • Incredibly eye opening. This film definitively impacted me more than I expected.
  • It touches the heart! Very powerful.
  • Loving it! Thanks Daniel, Esteban and Zule.
  • I enjoyed the idea of having culturally diverse festivals especially here in GR
  • More publicity! Excellent selection can’t wait for the next Film Festival.
  • It was very insightful.
  • Enjoyed film, thanks you for providing this for the GR community.
  • This is great, we need more days and more films. Thanks you!
  • I liked it a lot & I wish you success.
  • This event needs much better publicity. I normally keep up with theater + community events but did not know this was occurring.
  • I think we reached a good cross section & people.

Page last modified April 19, 2012