Free Screening of THE NEW LATINOS Wednesday 1/27

THE NEW LATINOS (1946 – 1965) unnamed
(2014, 52 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Wednesday, January 27, 7pm RSVP
Teatro SEA at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey), New York City
Free and Open to the Public.
Until World War II, Latino immigration to the United States was overwhelmingly Mexican-American. Now three new waves bring large-scale immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. As the Puerto Rican government implements a historic overhaul over a million Puerto Ricans are encouraged to leave for the US mainland, to alleviate the economic pressure. A young Juanita Sanabria arrives in New York, works hard in the garment district, but encounters hostility and discrimination. Ethnic tensions explode in youth gang warfare depicted in films like West Side Story, etching the stereotype of the knife wielding Puerto Rican in the American consciousness. Official Website
Screening followed by a discussion with Dr. Manuel Moran, Clemente Board Chair
and Artistic Director of Teatro SEA , and filmmaker Nina Álvarez.

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