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Documentary "Everyone Their Grain of Sand" showing April 8th

Please join us for this week's Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations/Latin American Studies film.

Where: Uris Auditorium, Uris Hall, Cornell University

When: 7:00pm, Wednesday, April 8th

Who: Free and open to the public

Alicia Swords, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will be a discussant.

The film: The award-winning documentary (Mexico, 2005) reveals the struggles of the citizens of Maclovio Rojas in Tijuana, Mexico, as they battle the state government's attempts to evict them from their homes to make way for multi-national corporations seeking cheap land and labor. Filmmaker Beth Bird followed the fiercely determined residents for three years as they persistently petitioned the state for basic services like running water, electricity, and pay for their teachers, only to be met with bureaucratic stonewalling. Eventually, several community leaders are targeted for persecution, and one is arrested while others are forced into hiding.



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