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Fort Worth Movies That Matter Latino

This quarterly film series celebrates the diversity that exists within the Latino culture. Each event features a film screening, followed by a moderated discussion with local subject matter experts. Screenings are held in March, June, September and December.

Admission is free.

Maria en Tierra de Nadie (Maria In Nobody’s Land)

NR, 2010, 86 min., Spanish with English subtitles

An unprecedented and intimate look at the illegal and extremely dangerous journey of three Salvadoran women to the U.S. Doña Inés, a 60 year old woman, has been looking for her daughter for five years and is following the same route her daughter took. Marta and Sandra, tired of the violence from their husbands and wanting to overcome poverty, decide to leave their families behind to travel to America - with only thirty dollars in their pockets. During their harrowing journey, the three women encounter prostitution, slave trade, rape, kidnapping and even death, in an unwavering quest for a better life.

In making this documentary, a team of six journalists and filmographers rode with migrants on the tops of trains and slept in migrant shelters. As the immigration debate continues to be a hot button issue, this film, which helps to bring understanding to these urgent issues, is essential for courses on human rights, Latin American studies, Chicano studies, immigration, labor, international studies and women’s studies, as well as for public libraries and interested community groups.

Maria en Tierra de Nadie Movie Poster

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Movies That Matter Latino is a program of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission (HRC). The HRC provides services related to basic human and civil rights, including enforcement of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and federal housing, employment and public accommodation laws.

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Last updated: June 5, 2017

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