A film highlighting Ecuadorian traditions and culture, produced by José Velazco, Clark Library, will be screened as part of International Education Week on Wednesday, November 20, at 5 p.m., in Franz Hall 120. Five years ago, Velazco found himself struggling to film his father’s funeral for his documentary. Having to separate the roles of a grieving son and director was the hardest challenge for Velazco. The documentary — “En Vida” — shows Velazco through his loss, ultimately bringing his family closer together and seeing the value in his Ecuadorian heritage as he navigates both his life in the U.S. and his roots in Ecuador. Velazco has been the digital lab coordinator at the University of Portland for six years and looks forward to sharing his personal story with the UP community.
For more information contact Velazco at email@example.com.