Film showing: The Mexican Dream

October 20, 2016
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

mexican-dreamBrowsing Room
Knight Library

CLLAS is sponsoring a showing of the film Mexican Dream during Latino Heritage Month from 4-6 pm on October 20 in the Browsing Room at UO Knight Library.

Mexican Dream, a documentary film by Alex Ruiz Euler and Jon Wetterau, was made in 2014. The story is about a group of indigenous migrants who leave a pastoral but poverty-stricken life in Mexico for a new home in a small meatpacking town in Minnesota.

Shot on both sides of the border, we see an intimate portrait of their migration experience: the extreme poverty of the families, the contradictions of the United States as a rich country and its relationship to immigration, and the ways Mexican society has accepted this outmigration as a convenient solution for poverty-stricken populations for decades. Global economic migration remains one of the unresolved issues of our time. This film provides a new, intimate perspective into the people experiencing this global narrative and the everyday struggles they face at home and abroad.

Discussants: Christopher Chávez, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communications and Daniel HoSang, Department Head, Associate Professor, Political Science.

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