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4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
Maria en Tierra de Nadie (Maria In Nobody’s Land)
2010, 86 min. (Spanish with English subtitles)
An unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the US. Doña Inés, a 60 year old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets. During their harrowing journey, the three women encounter prostitution, slave trade, rape, kidnapping and even death, in an unwavering quest for a better life.
In making this documentary, a team of six journalists and filmographers rode with migrants on the tops of trains and slept in migrant shelters. As the immigration debate continues to be a hot button issue, this film, which helps to bring understanding to these urgent issues, is essential for courses on human rights, Latin American studies, Chicano studies, immigration, labor, international studies and women’s studies, as well as for public libraries and interested community groups.
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
East of Salinas 2016, 53 min.
EAST OF SALINAS begins with 3rd grader José telling us what he wants to be when he grows up. His parents work from sun up to sun down in the heart of California's "Steinbeck Country," the Salinas Valley. With little support available at home, José often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. In fourth grade his teacher told him if he worked hard he could have a different life. Oscar won a scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley. The day he earned his degree, he bought a car and drove home to the fields. He's been teaching ever since.
José is Oscar's most gifted student. But how do you teach students like José who have no place to do their homework? How do you teach a kid who moves every few months? This is what Oscar is up against every day. Oscar not only teaches his students reading, math and science, he gives them access to a world beyond their reach.
But José was born in Mexico--and he's on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out over three years, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance--for José and the many millions of undocumented kids like him.
Fort Worth Movies That MatterLatino is a quarterly film series that celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each film screening begins with a light reception and is followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings will be held on the first Sunday at 4 p.m. in March, June, September and December at the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main Street. MTMLatino is made possible through a collaboration between the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission and Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts and with support from the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Fort Worth Chapter. Admission is free.
Fort Worth Movies That Matter Teen is a film series that inspires hope, perseverance, compassion and celebrates the diversity that exists within teens in all communities. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings will be held every Friday at 9:30am beginning July 14th, 21st, 28th and August 4th at the historic Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main Street, home of Artes de la Rosa. MTMTeen is a made possible through a collaboration between the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission and Artes de la Rosa Fort Worth Cultural Center for the Arts and with support from local community organizations. Admission is free.
Movies That Matter is a program of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission which was created in 2010 to celebrate diversity and inclusion, as well as bring attention to human and civil right issues locally and around the world. The regular, bi-monthly film screenings are held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on the second Thursdays at 7 p.m. in February, April, June, August, October and December. Admission is free.
The HRC provides services related to basic human and civil rights, including enforcement of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and federal housing, employment and public accommodation laws.
For more information about the Movies That Matter program, visit www.FortWorthTexas.gov/HumanRelations or follow us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FortWorthMoviesThatMatter.
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Artes de la Rosa's dedication to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, life, and history of Latino culture for all manifests itself in an eclectic collection of exhibits. Noteworthy among these exhibits is the annual Dia de los Muertos art exhibit which brings together artists of all backgrounds to showcase art that is significant in the representation of this Latin American tradition. Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Adam Adolfo, the Galeria de la Rosa continues to expand its presentation of Art that Matters.
The Galeria de la Rosa is open Monday-Friday from 11:00am to 6:00pm and by special appointment. The gallery is closed on United States national holidays.
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