Screening: Una escuela llamada América

Directed by Antonia Mardones Marshall (Chile, 2021) 

Film Screening and Director's talk

September 17, 2021


Trailer "Una escuela Llamada América" sub. inglés [ALPACA, 2021]


Una escuela llamada América tells a migration story, from the perspective of four children, born in different countries, who live in Arica, Chile. Together with their families, they walk us through their stories, challenges, and obstacles, as well as their hopes and the opportunities available to them in a politically troubled Chile.

Event Description

After the virtual screening, the Director, Antonia Mardones, will be in conversation with Irene Bloemraad, founding director of Berkeley's Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and Dani Carrillo from Code for America.


Antonia Mardones Marshall is the director of Una Escuela llamada América and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. 

Dani Carrillo is a Qualitative Research Manager at Code for America. 

Moderator: Irene Bloemraad is a professor of Sociology and the founding director of Berkeley's Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI).


Organized by the UC Berkeley Library and cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative.