“Speaking Languages – Communicating Cultures”
September 5th - November 11
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This year's edition of the "Latin American and Caribbean Fall" Festival aims to highlight the richness and validity of languages as a factor of encounter, communication, and respect for social and cultural expressions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Language is a central element of the individuals' identity and influences their perception of life and sense of relevance. In this line, communication through language creates a collective cultural identity of speakers and promotes their shared values and perspectives, their historical and national narratives, which makes languages bridges to other societies. Valuing and respecting languages is central to the cultural industries and policies of EU-LAC Foundation member countries and their diasporas. That is why, in the 2022 edition of the festival, we want to celebrate languages as a channel for multiculturalism and integration.
The "Latin American and Caribbean Fall" is a festival conceived by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg following the interest of the group of Latin American and Caribbean Consuls accredited in Hamburg. It takes place annually and aims to improve the visibility and knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean in Hamburg through a programme of activities that allows the interested public to participate in the discussion of social, economic and political issues and at the same time brings the public closer to the cultural richness of this region.