ACC examines Mexican film and contemporary social issues

Austin Community College (ACC) will present a discussion on Mexican filmography and its role in contemporary social issues such as political corruption, migration flow, and religion during the spring global issues speaker series.

The presentation is Wednesday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northridge Campus, Room 4136 (11928 Stonehollow Dr.). ACC Humanities Professor Jean Lauer will discuss how Mexican nationals express concerns about current events through film including why resistance to welcoming Mexican people across the U.S. border extends to resistance to its national cinema.

“While the contemporary US-Mexico political climate may seem uniquely charged with nationalist rhetoric, the tensions between pro-exchange and pro-isolation positions have deep historical roots,” Lauer says. “We invite students and the community to consider some of these trends, especially those expressed through Mexican films and associated media, with an eye toward understanding the complexities of the current relationship between neighbors.”

Presented by ACC’s International Programs Office, the event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact William Hayden, International Programs director, at 512-223-7114 or email [email protected].

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