BOONE—The film “Aquí y Allá” will be shown April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Theater at Appalachian State University. Admission is free.
Part of the university’s Global Film Series, the film is co-sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons and the Hispanic Student Association.
The film is about a Mexican immigrant who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico, after years of working in the U.S. He struggles to rebuild his family and follow his dream of starting a band: the Copa Kings. The film won the International Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Prior to the film, Dr. Greg Reck from the Department of Anthropology will provide introductory comments about immigration and life in the U.S. and Mexico. Reck’s original fieldwork was in a small, rural community in the eastern Sierra Madre mountains of the state of Puebla, Mexico. He studied the impact of a shift from subsistence and local market food production to coffee production and its impact on land ownership and labor patterns. That research demonstrated how the intrusion of external capital negatively transformed the local economy, producing more and more landless laborers who were forced to immigrate from small communities.
For more information and a trailer of the film, visit http://guides.library.appstate.edu/globalfilmseries or contact Alex McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-8472.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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