11th March 2004

 

ADOLESCENT GANG WARFARE

 

The University of Lincoln’s series of Spanish and Latin American films continues next week with a part coming-of-age film and part gang-warfare epic.

 

‘City of God’ tells the story of a housing project built in the 1960s that became one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro in the eighties.

 

Crime appears to be the only option in the moral and economic wasteland of the Brazilian slums where the children are driven to acts of outrageous violence.

 

The film is seen through the eyes of a poor black youth too scared to become an outlaw but also too smart to be content with menial jobs.

 

Shocking, frightening, thrilling and funny, ‘City of God’ will be screened on Monday 15th March at 7pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.

 

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

 

All films in the series explore political, geographical and emotional frontiers and are in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese or French with English subtitles.

 

For more details contact Andy Daglish on 01522 886344 (adaglish@lincoln.ac.uk)

or Eliseo Vilalta (evilalta@lincoln.ac.uk)

 

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For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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