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Sons of Lwala

Tuesday, November 15
7 PM Sarratt Center 

Presented by: Lwala Community Alliance

USA (2008) Dir: Barry Simons. While attending Vanderbilt’s Medical School, brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng’ lost both of their parents to AIDS. Consequently, they were left with a heartbreaking task: to return home to their village in Kenya and finish the health clinic their father started before getting sick. This documentary follows them on their incredible journey as they find a way, despite all odds, to open their village’s first hospital. Not Rated. 71 mins. DVD.
Retorno A Hansala (Return to Hansala)
Wednesday, November 16
7 PM Sarratt Center 

Presented by: Michelle Shepherd, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Spain (2008) Dir: Chus Gutierrez. Inspired by countless recent stories of African migrants’ bodies washing up on Spanish shores, this drama traces the journey of a funeral home owner and a young Moroccan girl to deliver the body of her deceased brother back to their home village. The message becomes clear as the villagers bear the plight of the African migrant. Spanish, Arabic, and Berber with English subtitles. Not Rated. 95 mins.

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