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College of Mount Saint Vincent Center for International Studies Presents Dr. Rosita E. Villagómez on Cuban Film


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent Center for International Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming distinguished speaker Dr. Rosita E. Villagómez, Department of Modern Languages and Literature, from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 19, 2012 in the Science Building on the College’s Riverdale campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rosita E. Villagómez will speak about the role of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) in Cuban cultural life. Specifically, the presentation will examine movies filmed after the hardest crises in Cuban history, known as the “Special Period,” and their portrayal of women, class, and immigration.

Cuban Institute on Cinematographic Arts and Industry was created 83 days after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The ICAIC is devoted to the fulfillment of the Cuban national cinema and promoting the creation of a more informed and engaged audience.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.