|UND Global Visions Films Series continues with "Sangre De Mi Sangre"|
UND's department of Anthropology's Global Vision Film Series will play "Sangre De Mi Sangre" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
"Sangre De Mi Sangre" involves young illegal immigrant Pedro, ruthless ex-con Juan, and a chance for a better life. Juan attempts to escape his past by hopping on a truck full of illegal immigrants travelling to the United States. While on board the truck, Juan manipulates Pedro into building a friendship after learning about Pedro's wealthy father. Juan sees an opportunity for a better life by stealing Pedro's identity and leaving the boy with nothing. Pedro must now struggle to find the man with the keys to his future amidst the turmoil of homelessness and starvation.
"'Sangre De Mi Sangre' brings home what it's like to be illegally in another country. Penniless, speaking no English, robbed of his backpack, he has only the supposed address of his father, whom he has never met. As he cowers, dazed and shivering in the truck depot, the lights of Manhattan's skyscrapers glitter behind him like icy jack-o'-lantern teeth." - Stephen Holden, New York Times
The department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.
Next Upcoming Film:
Days of Glory - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl