This year, join ICPJ’s Latin American Task Force to watch and discuss a series of eye-opening and galvanizing films about social justice issues in Latin America, accompanied by dinner from Pilar’s Tamales.
All films take place at St Mary’s Student Parish on 331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor. RSVP for an $8 dinner option.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-663-1870.
La Voz del Pueblo
American Films presents La Voz del Pueblo, a documentary that explores violence an oppression in Honduras through the eyes of journalists at the Jesuit-run radio station, Radio Progreso, which has been under threat since the 2009 military coup.
When: Tues, Feb 14. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm
We Women Warriors
We Women Warriors follows three native women caught in the crossfire of Colombia’s warfare who use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. Columbia has 102 aboriginal groups, one third of which face extinction because of the civil war and its consequences. Despite being trapped in a protracted predicament financed by the drug trade, indigenous women are resourcefully leading and creating transformation imbued with hope.
When: Tues, March 14. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm
This documentary made by Mexican journalist, activists, and researchers focuses on the role of the Mexican military in the forced disappearance of 43 students from the Mexican town of Ayotzinapa, Iguala in September 2014. The film puts into question the government investigation and legal inconsistencies. The documentary investigates the events of that night, the collusion of police and army with organized crime and the Mexican government’s cover-up.
When: Tues, April 11. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm
Harvest of Empire
This powerful documentary explores the political events, social conditions and U.S. government actions that led millions of Latinos to leave their homelands and move to America. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the U.S.
When: Tues, May 9. Dinner @ 6:30 pm, film @ 7:00 pm