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Latin American Film Series 

When: Wed., Sept. 23, 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 30, 6 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 7, 12 p.m. 2009
Price: FREE
The fall 2009 season of the Latin American Film Series sponsored by the Cultural Center and Latin American Studies Committee includes a diverse selection of films that explore labor migration between Latin America and the United States. The first film is El Silencio de Neto (1994, 106 min.), in the Student Union Farnsworth Room. Set in Guatemala in 1954, at the time of a U.S.-funded government overthrow of left-wing president Jacob Arbenz, the film chronicles the struggles of a pre-adolescent boy growing up in a tumultuous time. The movie directed by Luis Argueta is presented by Adrian Kane, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Upcoming titles include El Norte (1984), directed by Gregory Nava (139 min) at 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 30, in the Student Union Brink Room presented by Nicanor Dominguez (History Department) and Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary (2005), directed by Arturo Perez Torres (90 min.) shown at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Student Union Ahfong Room presented by Arthur Scarritt (Sociology Department).


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