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Chicana/o Film Fiesta and Discussion Series

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NNMC Office of Equity & Diversity (OED) Presents the Chicana/o Film Fiesta and Discussion Series
Free and Open to All

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NNMC Office of Equity & Diversity (OED) Presents the Chicana/o Film Fiesta and Discussion Series

Free and Open to All

As we embark upon the 25th anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the unique and enduring contributions Hispanics have made and continue to make to this great nation. Beginning as a week-long recognition under President Johnson, and expanding in 1988 to the month-long celebration we know today, Hispanic Heritage Month has been an opportunity to reflect not only on the progress the community has made, but to remember the challenges we still must address. Join us in watching films that address the diverse spectrum of Latina/o identity.


Location for all films: High Tech Bldg. Room 115

Time for all Films and Discussions: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Snacks will be served. Please join us!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema

The Bronze Screen honors the past, illuminates the present, and opens a window to the future of Latinos in motion pictures. From silent movies to urban gang films, stereotypes of the Greaser, the Lazy Mexican, the Latin Lover and the Dark Lady are examined.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Salt of the Earth

Based on true events, "Salt of the Earth" (1954) is the harrowing story of a group of Mexican American miners who strike in protest of brutal mining and living conditions in New Mexico.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Zoot Suit

This 1983 musical story takes place in the early 1940's and demonstrates the effect that the "zoot suit" had on the morals and attitudes of the people of that era.


Thursday, October 10, 2013 – To commemorate “National Coming Out Day” on October 11, 2013

La Mission

To survive his San Francisco neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. After finding out his son is gay and to survive as a complete man, he'll have to embrace a side of himself he's never shown.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Real Women Have Curves

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.