UNC Asheville Hosts Screening of Mexican Immigration Documentary;
Talk by Filmmaker Alex Rivera to Follow
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO
TRAVEL PROBLEMS -- UNC Asheville’s Foreign Language Department will host
a screening of the documentary “The Sixth Section,” and a talk by Alex
Rivera at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith
University Union Beaucatcher Mountain Room. The event is free and open
to the public.
“The Sixth Section” follows the establishment of an
organization of Mexican immigrants who live and work in upstate New
York. The men profiled in the film form “Grupo Union,” one of over a
thousand hometown associations created by immigrants in the United
States. The group is devoted to raising money in the United States to
rebuild Boqueron, the Mexican town that they’ve left behind.
Recognized for his portrayal of issues of Latino
identity, Rivera is a Sundance Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow, and recipient
of a Silver Hugo. His work has been screened at Guggenheim, the Lincoln
Center, on PBS, and at various international venues.
For more information, call Suzanna Hernandez, UNC
Asheville senior and event coordinator, at 828/252-5760.
- Suzanna Hernandez, UNC Asheville senior and event coordinator,
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,