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Latin American Film Series

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 4:23 pm / September 8, 2009

Boise State launches the fall 2009 season of the Latin American Film Series on Sept. 23. The series, titled “The Immigration Chain,” consists of a selection of films that explore labor migration between Latin America and the United States. Sponsored by the Cultural Center and Latin American Studies Committee, the series is free and open to the public.

The first film, “El Silencio de Neto” (1994, 106 min.), is at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Student Union Farnsworth Room. Set in Guatemala in 1954, at the time of a U.S.-funded government overthrow of left-wing president Jacob Arbenz, the film chronicles the struggles of a pre-adolescent boy growing up in a tumultuous time.

Directed by Luis Argueta, the film is presented by Adrian Kane, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

For more information, contact Kane at 426-2595 or

Other films in the series are:

“El Norte” (1984), directed by Gregory Nava (139 min)
6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 30, in the Student Union Brink Room
Presented by Nicanor Dominguez (History Department)

“Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary” (2005), direcetd by Arturo Perez Torres (90 min.)
Noon Wed., Oct. 7, in the Student Union Ahfong Room
Presented by Arthur Scarritt (Sociology Department)

“Bread and Roses” (2000), directed by Ken Loach (106 min)
1 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14, in the Student Union Farnsworth Room
Presented by Luis Eduardo Gomez

X-Files episode: “El Mundo Gira” (El Chupacabras) (1997) (30 min) and “La Llorona” (16 min.)
Noon, Wed., Oct. 21, in the Student Union Hatch C Ballroom
Presented byDora Ramirez-Dhoore (English Department)

“A Day Without a Mexican” (2004), directed by Sergio Arau (100 min)
6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, in the Student Union Farnsworth Room
Presented by Nicanor Dominguez (History Department)