Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos Film Information

One Showing Only! Monday, January 11 at 6:30
Part of the Harvesting Justice Film Festival, a collaboration between Rural & Migrant Ministry and The Little Theatre

“Brother Towns / Pueblos Hermanos” chronicles the human interchange over the last quarter century between two towns: Jacaltenango, Guatemala and Jupiter, Florida. During the Guatemalan violence of the 1980s refugees began heading north to save their lives. Some three thousand indigenous migrants from the highlands of Guatemala have made their way to the coastal resort town of Jupiter. Jupiter and Jacaltenango have signed a sister city agreement, and try to face head on the challenges presented by change. The film raises many questions about the new immigrants in small communities across the country. It underlines the challenges in the U.S. as well as the tremendous pressures on Guatemalan families, whose members must decide whether to leave to provide for them or stay behind to keep the family together.

Following the film will be a talkback with the films director, Charles Thompson.

Sponsored by the Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School

Tickets: $10

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