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‘Los Rostros del Tiempo’ and ‘Vida Propia’

The event will commence with a screening of ‘Los Rostros del Tiempo’ which portrays the faces of ex-Braceros (or sometimes their widows who stand for them) who worked in U.S. fields, harvesting crops and providing food for American consumers between the years 1942-1964. They gather every Sunday in Ciudad Juárez to protest because they still have not received the retirement benefits they earned half a century ago. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Charles D. Thompson, and the discussion will be followed by a screening of ‘Vida Propia’. The films will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

This event is being hosted in conjunction with the Faces of Time (Rostros del Tiempo) exhibit. At the invitation of Professor Luis Alfonso Herrera Robles of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and Colégio de Chihuahua, Duke Professor Charles Thompson visited the central plaza in Ciudad Juárez to document hundreds ex-Braceros demonstrating in June 2010 and again in October 2011. Photographs from his visits will be on display in the John Hope Franklin Gallery from September 30-December 19, 2014. The center is located at 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina, and open from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Find out more about the exhibit here.

Presented by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South, the Joh Hope Franklin Center for International and Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke Cultural Anthropology, the Consortium in Latin American Studies at UNC-CH and Duke University, and the DHRC@FHI. 



October 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
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Nelson Mandela Auditorium, GEC. UNC-Chapel Hill