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La Guagua 47 Short Film Screening and Fiesta

On September 15th, the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, the short film La Guagua 47 will premiere on The Kimmel Cultural Campus. The Kimmel is hosting this premiere in partnership with Al Dia to kick off Hispanic Heritage month.

A music, dance and art-filled celebration of the Philadelphia region’s Latinidad, La Guagua 47 is a one-of-a-kind community cultural production that has engaged over 100 Philadelphia artists and volunteers in its creation, and many more community members as cultural event participants. The film tells a universal story of migration, belonging, and finding home in one another: a young Latinx migrant arrives in Philadelphia feeling very alone. One day she discovers the iconic SEPTA 47 bus, and embarks on a journey that changes her life.

La Guagua 47 introduces the significance of the 47 bus to the thriving and inspiring culture of Philadelphia’s Latinx community. The film reimagines the 47 bus as a central character in helping communities find joy and belonging and demonstrates the public transportation system’s support of community, economy, multiculturalism, and culture. 

La Guagua 47 is a project with the power to ignite joy, unity and inclusion. It invites all people to connect with Philly’s Latinidad, to one another, and to our multicultural Philadelphia.

The program: This is a free event. Doors open at 5:00 PM for a networking hour with live music, followed by a program in the Perelman Theatre at 6:00 PM, and a dance party with a full Latin Band from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Kimmel Plaza. Drinks and food will be available for sale during the networking hour and the party.

The project’s artists include filmmaker Pedro Escárcega, choreographer Christina Castro-Tauser, songwriter and producer Alba Martínez, dancer and protagonist Ashley Rivera, muralist César Viveros, and lead media/creative partners and associate producers Alaitz Ruiz-Arteagoitia and Martin Alfaro.

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Sep 15 2022


5:00 pm


Kimmel Cultural Campus
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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