VIDEO: City College department documentary to be featured at local film festival

The 30th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival takes place March 9-19


Muralist Alicia Siu (second from right), English and Chicana/o Studies Associate Professor Norell Martinez (fourth from right), Chicana/o Studies Department Chair Justin Akers Chacon (fifth from right), and other attendees of the May 13, 2022 event celebrating “50 Years of Chicana/o Studies” at San Diego City College all pose in front of the new mural in the cafeteria. The event included the unveiling of the mural and the premiere of a new documentary film of the same name. The documentary will be featured at the 2023 Latino Film Festival. File photo by Kathy Archibald/City Times

A documentary film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the San Diego City College Chicana/o Studies Department will be featured at the 2023 San Diego Latino Film Festival, which begins March 9.

In “50 Years of Chicana/o Studies,” former City College students and professors reflected on the impact their experience in the Department of Chicana/Chicano Studies has had on their lives over the last five decades, according to the festival website.

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The screening will take place on March 16 at the AMC Mission Valley 20 Cinema starting at 6 p.m.


In all, more than 160 films will be shown across two locations, which includes the AMC Mission Valley and the downtown Digital Gym Cinema.

In addition to movie screenings, there will be filmmaker appearances, live music, art exhibits, and party events on opening and closing nights, according to the festival schedule.

Individual tickets start at $12. There are also a variety of ticket packages, including all-access passes and 5-ticket packs. Tickets can be purchased online on the San Diego Latino Film Festival ticketing page.

This 11-day celebration of Latinx cinema, arts and culture ends March 19.