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Community Cinema at Soka University - Las Marthas

Date: 02.20.2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Pauling 216

Las MarthasFree Community Cinema Documentary: Las Marthas by Cristina Ibarra

Admission: Free

Dating from the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other.  Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

The Independent Television Service (ITVS), PBS SoCal (KOCE-TV) and Soka University of America are pleased to announce the fifth year of the Community Cinema series. The largest public interest outreach program in public or commercial television, Community Cinema features a sneak peek of six documentaries set to broadcast on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Community Cinema, in partnership with Soka University’s Humanities Program and Student Affairs, screens films from October through May.

After the screenings, Community Cinema features panel discussions with community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information, resources, and other programming designed to help our students and community learn more about the issues and get involved.  Faculty members are encouraged to incorporate these films in their class curricula.

For more information about the films and Community Cinema visit: communitycinema.org

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