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COM Latino Film Festival - September 20 and 21

College of Marin is one of the venues hosting the 2011 San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Come and enjoy the following free films to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. This is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate Hispanic culture.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 12:40 p.m. in the Deedy Staff Lounge

Precious Knowledge
Directed by Ari Palos, 2011, USA 70 min.
Arizona lawmakers believe Tucson High School teachers are teaching victimization, racism, and revolution in their Ethnic Studies classes. The documentary illustrates an epic civil rights battle as brave students and teachers battle with lawmakers and public opinion in an effort to keep their classes alive.

The Old Bicycle / La Bicicleta Vieja
Directed by Claudia A. Escobar, 2011, USA 9 min.
Fixing bikes is a family Affair in the Mission.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 12:40 p.m. in the Deedy Staff Lounge

Cruz Reynoso, Sowing the Seeds of Justice
Directed by Abby Ginzberg, 2010, USA 60 min.
A compelling portrait of one of America’s unsung heroes and the turbulent times in which he lived. The film paints a portrait of a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher. Cruz Reynoso fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all.

Colored Pencils / Lapis do Cor
Directed by Alice Gomez, 2010, Brazil 17 min.
Cláudio is a nine-year-old who loves to draw. His father left the family years ago but he dreams up the idea that drawing a colored portrait of his father will make him come home.