On November 29th at 7:00pm the Institute will present screenings of the films Refugio and The Salinas Project. In Refugio we learn about the lives in Mexico of Amalia and Roberto, two former refugees who fled on foot from Guatemala. Their story includes the process they have had to go through in order to reconstruct themselves, regardless of the trauma of the genocide perpetrated by the army warfare. The Salinas Projectexplores the city of Salinas, California. One hour south of the wealthy Silicon Valley, and 20 minutes east of the affluent Carmel area, Salinas is located at the head of a fertile valley - an area brought into public consciousness through the stories of John Steinbeck. On the east side of Salinas, in the predominantly Latino neighborhood known as Alisal, poverty, deplorable housing conditions and gang violence are a part of daily life.
The film will be introduced by The Salinas Project filmmaker Carolyn Brown and a Q&A will follow the screening.
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