Save the Date and Pass the Word…April 19
“The American Dream: Puerto Ricans And Mexicans In New York ”
This documentary examines two migrant experiences, one from the Caribbean and one from Latin America, which comprise an important part of the Hispanic experience in New York . It addresses issues of cultural identity, racism, discrimination, economic misery, legal vs. undocumented workers, and the political disenfranchisement of Mexicans. While the video discusses shared interests between the two communities, it also reveals tensions between the Caribbean and Latin American immigrants.
Directed by Sonia Fritz
2003, color, 30 minutes
“En El Vientre Del Monstro / In The Belly Of The Beast”
In September of 2005, the president of the Bolivarian Society of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias, did what only one other head of state has previously done, visit the South Bronx .
The documentary is a chronicle of President Hugo Chavez' visit to the South Bronx, his interaction with residents, organizers, artists, and entrepreneurs, his country's commitment to using national resources for the improvement of the standard of living in the U.S., including Native Americans.
A documentary in progress, directed by Felix Leo Campos
2007, 30 minutes
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 7:00PM
At the Julia de Burgos Theater (2nd floor) at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, El Barrio, NYC (corner of 106th St .)
For information, go to www.galeriacemi.com and/or www.barriocinema.com