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Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans

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Date:
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Upheaval Productions
Email:
Location Details:
Resource Center for Nonviolence
515 Broadway @ Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Come to one of the first screenings of

DOS AMERICAS: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF NEW ORLEANS

A new documentary by Upheaval Productions

Post-Katrina reconstruction is still in progress throughout the Gulf Coast, with much of the City of New Orleans still in ruins. This documentary focuses on those rebuilding this city through interviews with some of the estimated 100,000 Latino migrant laborers who have converged in this area over the past two and a half years. Despite terrible working conditions, massive fraud, a housing crisis, severe harassment by law enforcement, and very limited resources, New Orleans’ Latino community has mushroomed since the storm and is establishing an infrastructure proportional to its size.

Take a look at how this community is organizing to defend itself against numerous injustices and the attempts to bridge the gap between themselves as new residents and the pre-Katrina population, all within the context of the extremely unique and tragic context of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Followed by a Q&A with one of the filmmakers.

***THIS EVENT IS FREE***
(donations will gladly be accepted)

Sunday July 20th, 2008
7:30pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence: 515 Broadway @ Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information and to view a trailer visit:
http://www.upheavalproductions.com
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jul 10, 2008 3:29PM
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Shot in the cold month of January, this film focuses on the growing Latino population in post-Katrina New Orleans. Largely ignored by mainstream media, this film addresses not only the Latino's contribution to the reconstruction of NOLA, but also the difficulties many Latino workers face in the recovering city. Issues such as racial tensions, wage-theft, police brutality, worker exploitation, on-job injuries, worker organizing and resistance, and cultural assimilation are discussed in the film.
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