15th April 2004

 

A JOURNEY NORTH

 

The University of Lincoln’s series of Spanish and Latin American films continues next week with a tale of adventure and courage.

 

‘El Norte’ is the story of a desperate journey undertaken by a young brother and sister.

 

Persecuted in their remote village in Guatemala they make an arduous journey to America for a chance of a better life.

 

Directed by Gregory Nova, the film follows their journey to the highlands of Mexico, through the sordid border towns and to the sweatshops and mansions of Los Angeles.

 

Their difficult saga continues as they struggle against overwhelming odds in an attempt to realise their dreams.

 

Passionate, sobering and powerful, the film will be screened on Monday 19th April 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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