Short Films (Lumpkin GA, Our Country and Invented Borders): Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m.

(Film Screening Friday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

October 25: Short Film Program: Lumpkin GA (2019), Our Country (2017) & Invented Borders

Discussants: Nicholas Manting Brewer (Lumpkin Director) Emily Grandcolas (Lumpkin Producer) & Mayra Flores (Our Country & Invented Borders Director)

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Sponsor: The Department of Chicano & Latin American Studies

Lumpkin by director Nicholas Manting Brewer, tells the fate of a fading Georgia town, a community that recalls its dark past and faces a grim present.  There, an undocumented immigrant, caught in legal limbo and facing deportation, contemplates his future while at the same time, a massive, private immigration prison generates millions in profits.  Lumpkin, where these stories meet, truly represents the hidden epicenter of America’s immigration crackdown. 39 minutes + behind the scenes collaborative piece. Film website:

 Our Country, directed by Mexican-American filmmaker Mayra Flores, is an award winning experimental animated documentary that provides a compelling context and beautifully captures some of the infinite nuances about immigrant families living in the U.S.

 Invented Borders, also directed by Mayra Flores, is a fascinating animated and live action video essay on the many facets of today’s emotional immigration debate in America.

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays except for the October 18 film. Parking is free with printable permit.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

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