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My American Girls: A Dominican Story - Latino/Latina Film Series

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Mar 20, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rocklin Campus K 1 (Bookstore)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Free and open to All
Dr. Reyes Ortega, reyesortega@sierracollege.edu

Welcome, bienvenidos to the Latino/Latina Film Series at Sierra College! come see this great movie! Disfruta!

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Welcome, bienvenidos to the Latino/Latina Film Series at Sierra College!

My American Girls: A Dominican Story (USA, 2001)

  • Director: Aaron Matthews
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • 5:00-7:00pm (63 minutes)

Events at SierraMy American Girls: A Dominican Story captures the joys and struggles over a year in the lives of the Ortiz family, first generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Matthews' film captures the rewards — and costs — of pursuing the American dream. From hard-working parents, who imagine retiring to their rural homeland, to fast-tracking American-born daughters, caught between their parent's values and their own, the film encompasses the contradictions of contemporary immigrant life. Winner of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, 2001, New York Latino Film Festival, 2001, and Best Documentary, San Francisco Latino Film Festival, 2001.

Since 2014, the annual Film Series introduces audiences to the power of film as both an art form and an opportunity to learn about the diversity of themes and genres within the *Latino community.
Whether it is focused in Realism, Classicism, or Formalism – from documentary to fiction to the avant-garde – films offer valuable points-of-view and, in the tech-driven 21st century, greater accessibility to those points-of-view. The Latino/Latina Film Series offers viewers an opportunity to understand, evaluate, and see their own story in the films of others.
Enjoy . . . disfruta!

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