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2501 Migrants: A Journey

A film by Yolanda Cruz.

Saturday, July 18, 2009
2:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

2501 Migrants: A Journey is a full-length documentary that explores questions of art, the artist, and indigenous community in the context of global migration. Daily, thousands of primarily poor and young indigenous Mexicans abandon their native homes and begin voyages to the “first world.” In their wake, they leave behind the hollow footprints of a cultural and domestic abandonment. 2501 Migrants illustrates this through the story of Alejandro Santiago. Upon returning to his native Teococuilco, he is struck by what he perceives as a virtual “ghost town.” Alejandro experiences, first hand, the reality that Oaxaca has emerged as one of Mexico’s leading “exporters of human labor” to the United States. Inspired by this, he decides to create a monumental installation art piece: 2,501 life-size sculptures.

There will be a panel discussion with the director following the film.

To buy tickets on-line, please follow this link.

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets will be also available at the Box Office one hour before showtime.

Cost : Tickets available online for $10.

(310) 825-4571

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, National Geographic All Roads Film Project

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