The Santiago Center has put special focus in promoting the dissemination of culture through film and literature programs. It has organized two major week-long film festivals – one on Palestine Cinema, in conjunction with Columbia’s Center for Palestine Studies and Universidad de Chile’s Center for Arab Studies, and another one centered in the Holocaust with a gender perspective, curated by renowned expert Annette Insdorf featuring movies and documentaries directed by women or showcasing female actresses. It also supported a workshop on film production led by renowned producer, and adjunct professor of Film at Columbia, Michael Hausman.
The Center has also organized film events on Campus, including the screening of “Locas Mujeres“, directed by María Elena Wood, and the documentary “No Olvidar” on the occasion of the commemoration of the 40 years of the Coup that ousted President Salvador Allende.
In the area of literature, it has launched two books in Santiago -- “Buscando a María Edwards” in January 2016 and “Ana: Reimaginando el Diario de Ana Frank” in August 2017. At Campus in New York, it sponsored a literary function featuring renowned writer Carla Guelfenbein; a commemoration of the commemorate the 70th anniversary of Gabriela Mistral's Nobel Prize in Literature; and the launching of the “Chile Reader: Culture, Politics, History.”