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War, Peace, and the New Latinos

War, Peace, and the New Latinos

IU East hosts two film screenings in November, as part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series. The November 10 discussion will be led by Dr. Katherine Miller, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. On November 17, discussion will be facilitated by IU East students Nate Pendergraft, president of the history club, and Katelyn Brown, of the World Languages and Cultures Club Both screenings are in the “Back Stacks” area of the Campus Library and begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome! November 10 – War and Peace (1942-1954) http://iue.libguides.com/latinoamericans/episode3 Throughout World War II Latino Americans fought alongside Anglos. In the Pacific, East Los Angelos’ Guy Gabaldon became a Marine Corps legend when he singlehandedly captured more enemy soldiers than anyone … Continued
Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Join campus and community members for the first film in the “Latino Americans: 500 years of history” series, on Tues., September 8 at 5:30 pm at the Morrisson-Reeves Library. IU East scholar Dr. Christine Nemcik will lead a discussion about the early history of Latinos in America. Refreshments will be provided by community member Pam Zelaya. There will also be an opportunity for participants to have “cultural conversations” with IU East students, as we strive to document the stories of local members of the Latino American community on our region. The streaming version of the film, available in English and in Spanish, is available here as well as a lecture by Dr. Nemcik. Below is a summary of this episode. … Continued
Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

Al Otro Lado Alamar, Alatriste Amores Perros

In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with several interesting programs (http://iue.libguides.com/hispanicheritage) you can enjoy more than 50 Spanish-language films conveniently located at your IU East Campus Library (http://iue.libguides.com/spanishlanguagefilms). Films may be checked out for 3 days or viewed at the Library. We have head phones you can check out and a new large screen for small groups viewing films at the collaboration table. A sampling of the variety (with reviews excerpted and adapted from Amazon.com): Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) This is a poignant, artistic and insightful movie. It delves into the lives of three young children whose fathers have left their countries in search of work or better opportunities. In a candid way it shows the … Continued
Got Culture?

Got Culture?

Attend the Spanish and Francophone Fall Film Series at the IU East Campus Library and soon you too can have culture or “cultura” or “la culture.” The films are selected by Prof. Julien Simon and are shown in Hayes Hall Rm. 101 at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the Fall Semester. October 5th “Voces Inocentes / Innocent Voices” This Mexican / El Salvadoran film is set in war torn El Salvador in the 1980’s, when Chava, an eleven-year-old boy, suddenly becomes the “man of the house” in a time when the government’s army is forcibly recruiting children for the civil war. As his single mother fights to protect her children, their village becomes both playground and battlefield. This film is … Continued