[act-ma] Radical Movie Nights at LPC: Time Change BEGINS AT 7pm

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 1 10:19:40 PDT 2009


Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Nights Present
Mes de Independencia? Independence Month?:
A Critical Look at U.S. intervention in Central America Past & Present
Wednesdays in September 2009
7:00pm FREE
549 Colombus Ave. Boston
 
Sept. 2nd El Norte (1983)140 mins.
Mayan
Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than
manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life,
but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys
their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and
sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to
United States. After receiving clandestine help from friends and
humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling,
they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where
they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and undocumented
immigrants.
 
Sept. 9th Panama Deception (1993) 91minutes
Filmmakers
Barbara Trent and David Kasper explain the untold truths behind the
United States' 1989 invasion of Panama in this hard-hitting documentary
that illuminates the complex relationship between Gen. Manuel Noriega
and the U.S. government. Juxtaposing interviews with experts and
eyewitnesses with historical media reports, the film shows how the
press helped win the American public's approval despite widespread
condemnation abroad.
 
Sept. 16th Salvadoran Initiative for Education and Culture (ISEDUC) Presents film & discussion. 
 
Sept. 23rd Boston Interpreters Collective presents ‘Sin Nombre’.
(2009) 
Sin Nombre tells the story of Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), a teenager living in Honduras.  She
decides to emigrat to the U.S. with her father through Mexico.
Meanwhile, Casper is a teenager living in Tapachula, Mexico, and facing
an uncertain future. A member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang brotherhood,
he has just brought to the Mara a new recruit, 12-year-old Smiley.
Sayra and Casper meet on a train one violent night and the story
follows their dangerous crossing and unlikely alliance.
 
Patricia
Montes, Executive Director of Centro Presente will lead a discussion
about the current situation in Honduras after the film.
 
Sept. 30th El Silencio de Neto/ The Silence of Neto (1994)
A
film of great dramatic power and stunning visual beauty, "The Silence
of Neto" is the first internationally acclaimed, award winning film
produced entirely in Guatemala for the international market. Mixing
magic-realism with historical events, and filmed in the colonial city
of Antigua, "The Silence of Neto" tells the politically-charged story
of a young boy striving to follow his dreams while his country
struggles to preserve democracy amidst CIA cold war propaganda. Through
the eyes of young Neto, we are given an authentic insider's look at the
diverse people of Guatemala and the historical events that have shaped
their destiny.


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