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"Sixth Section" & "Dream Deferred"
Documentaries by Alex Rivera & Jenny Alexander (USA)
In Spanish, with English sub-titles
7 pm, Friday, January 16, 2004 in Room 66-110

[Sixth Section]

In Sixth Section, we meet a group of immigrant workers in Newburgh, New York, determined to improve living conditions in their native village in Mexico. Their ability to organize themselves into a trans-national "hometown association" and then to send money home gives them not only economic power but also a measure of political influence.

Dream Deferred is a documentary about a group of high-school kids from immigrant families in Boston. Their parents do not have legal papers, so many of these high-achievers are unable to apply for financial aid and therefore unable to attend college. Is this an acceptable state of affairs? What, if anything, can be done about it? Come watch the film, meet some of the kids, and talk to the director.