This Sunday Speaker brought to you by the HSGP Humanities Project.
Paul Espinosa, Ph.D., professor at ASU in the School of Transborder Studies and filmmaker, will share some of his film work with us.
Exploring the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
This presentation will explore the dynamics of the US-Mexico border region through the medium of film. Using short film clips from award-winning documentary films produced by Dr. Paul Espinosa, the presentation will provide a historical and cultural journey through this transnational region. Among the issues explored in Espinosa’s films are:
· the war of 1846 which created the current border;
· a look at how U.S. schools dealt with the growing presence of Mexican American students in the early 20th century;
· a portrait of the migrant experience seen through the eyes of a young Mexican American boy whose family goes north every year to pick crops; and
· a profile of the dramatic challenges of living as undocumented immigrants in the U.S.;
· a profile of the labor recruitment system for mining in Arizona.
Paul Espinosa is an award-winning Filmmaker and Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. He has been producing films for over 30 years, specializing in documentary and dramatic films focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region. Espinosa has produced, directed and written numerous films for PBS including The U.S.-Mexican War:[masked], ...and the earth did not swallow him, In the Shadow of the Law, California and the American Dream, The Border, The Hunt for Pancho Villa, Los Mineros and The Lemon Grove Incident. He received his B.A. degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in Anthropology. Espinosa's films have been screened at festivals around the world and have won many awards including eight Emmys. In 2010, Espinosa received the Outstanding Latino/a Cultural Award in Fine or Performing Arts from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.
The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings.
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