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Toward North: Central American Shorts

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00pm to 6:48pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into 'The Murder Capital of the World'. In Los Comandos (2017, 30 mins), by Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz, we're introduced to a teenage emergency responder who wrestles with whether to leave El Salvador or stay and work amid rampant gang violence and threats to her friends and family.In Towards North (2018, 18 mins), by Joshua Bennett, Jessica Chermayeff, Elvia Shaw, we make our way to a tiny refugee shelter in Tapachula, Mexico, where we meet Nelly and her daughter Joseline, who like millionsof others, are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central


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