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IAP 2004 Activity

Films from the Americas
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

English sub-titles. Discussion w/ scholars & film critics after each screening.

Web: http://web.mit.edu/hemisphere/events
Contact: MIT Western Hemisphere Project, hemisphere-announce@mit.edu
Sponsor: Western Hemisphere Project

"The Last Zapatistas" (Mexico)
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
The first Zapatistas - survivors of the 1910 Mexican Revolution - reminisce & discuss present-day ecological challenges plus prospects for peace & justice. (Activist Kevin Batt, just returned from a visit with today's Zapatistas in Chiapas, will join us.)

Fri Jan 9, 07-09:00pm, MIT 66-110

"Sixth Section" (USA) & "Dream Deferred" (USA)
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
In Sixth Section a group of workers in NY, determined to improve life in their native Mexican village, send money home - & gain economic & political influence. In Dream Deferred high-school kids from immigrant families in Boston tell their stories: because their parents are "undocumented," they are unable to attend college.

Fri Jan 16, 07-09:00pm, MIT 66-110

"First Night" (Colombia)
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
Enchanting yet bittersweet, this love story is set in a society forced to deal with violence & corruption. Wilson & brother Tonio are separated by economic necessity. Tonio & Paulina soon flee their home in the mountains. What happens on their first night in the big city?

Fri Jan 23, 07-09:00pm, MIT 66-110

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (Venezuela)
MIT Western Hemisphere Project
In April 2002, the Venezuelan elite deposed the elected President. The coup was supported by the Bush Administration and even by the New York Times. Film-makers were inside the presidential palace throughout. Come watch the film they made.

Fri Jan 30, 07-09:00pm, MIT 66-110
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