2:15pm Welcome and Presentation Professor Rocío Ferreira (DePaul University), Angela Snow (Film Director), & Dr. Luis Vásquez (Yantalo Perú Foundation)
2:30pm 80min Film Screening: Mortality of Dreams
Q & A with Angela Snow and Dr. Luis Vásquez
Mortality of Dreams is a feature documentary that follows Dr. Luis Vasquez's dream to build the first environmentally sustainable hospital in Peru, a-state-of the-art, international volunteer-run hospital that will provide healthcare for all who need it. The catch? It will be 600 miles from Lima, in the middle of the jungle. Over 9 years, he struggles against rain, corrupt politics, and lack of funding in an attempt to leave his legacy. Completed after 10 years of filming in 2017, screenings began in 2018. Mortality of Dreams has had a great reception with its recent release.
The Yantalo Peru Foundation is devoted to delivering outstanding quality programs in the areas of health, education and culture to help meet the needs of the people of Yantalo in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Their goal is to create a long-term and sustainable positive impact through serious and active participation of the community and volunteers who share their vision and commitment to work with integrity, creativity and accountability.
Peruvian Arts Society & DePaul University Department of Modern Languages
Sunday, November 17 at 2:00pm to 4:50pm
Schmitt Academic Center (SAC), 161
2320 N Kenmore Ave