November 24, 1999

Film on Chicanos and Vietnam to be Presented at December Latino Film and Video Series

The San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present the final installment of its successful Cine Club: Monthly Latino Film & Video Series. On Wednesday, December 15th, at 6:30 p.m. Cine Club presents "Aztlan and Vietnam" with special guest speakers George Mariscal, Ph.D. & Claudio Fenner-Lopez, Ph.D. The screening and discussion will take place at the San Diego Public Library's central branch at 820 E. St. in downtown San Diego.

An area of study that has been virtually untapped in the histories of the period, Professor George Mariscal will lead the audience in a discussion regarding the Viet Nam War and its relationship with the Chicano community. In addition to the discussion, the program will include the rare screening of Director Victor Millan's, "Chicano Moratorium: March In The Rain" (The running time is 30 minutes). Produced by Claudio Fenner-Lopez, this important historical documentary captures the Chicano Anti-Viet Nam War demonstration held in Los Angeles on February 28, 1970 and explores the effects of the Vietnam War on Mexican-American communities.

¡Cine Club! is a monthly film and video series presentation of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. It is a way for the festival to screen works that for one reason or another will never make it into a mainstream festival; maybe it is because of time constraints, or artistic sensibilities; maybe the work is too slow or experimental for a mainstream audience.

States series Co-Director, Fred Salas, "What it is never is an attempt to hide these works in some kind of experimental closet. These are all important films and videos that The San Diego Latino Film Festival is proud to present to an increasingly sophisticated and discerning viewing public. We encourage you to come, watch, listen and engage yourself in dialogue about new Latino Film and Video and life."

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