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Film - Documentary | April 29 | 6:30 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

David Turnley

Center for Latin American Studies

Shenandoah, a coal-mining town with a proud immigrant past, once fueled America’s industrial revolution. Today, it is a town in decline, and the European immigrants of yesterday rub shoulders with the Mexican immigrants of today. Tensions came to a head when four white football players were charged in the beating death of Luis Ramirez, an undocumented Mexican migrant. “Shenandoah,” the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer turned director David Turnley, creates a deeply felt portrait of a working-class community torn apart by violence. 97 minutes. English.

“It was a tragedy that touched upon several great national themes — the dislocation wrought by fading industry, the turmoil of immigration, the endurance of sports…” — Sam Dolnick, The New York Times

“The human drama of the story kept unraveling in ways start to finish that you never would have imagined.” — David Turnley
The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director.

Please RSVP for this event via Eventbrite. Reservations close at noon on the day of the event. Please print your tickets and bring them to the event. Reserved seats not claimed by 6:20 pm will be released to the general public.

Registration opens April 22. Register by April 29 online., 510-642-2088