"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
Still from BORDER SOUTH. LOS ANGELES—THE BLUE HOUR, a monthly film series, begins with Raul Pastrana’s BORDER SOUTH, a feature length documentary told against the backdrop of the North American Migrant Trail that weaves together migrant stories of resilience and survival from different vantage points. As Mexico and the United States crack down on the North American Migrant Trails, forcing immigrants into more dangerous territory, Raul Pastrana’s BORDER SOUTH exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death. As part of Plaza de la Raza’s 50th anniversary programming, THE BLUE HOUR is a documentary film and discussion series that will take place from February through April 2020 at Plaza de la Raza’s Margo Albert Theater in Lincoln Heights, northeast Los Angeles. The monthly film screenings will provide a communal space to see compelling, award-winning feature length and short documentaries that will examine the theme of immigration ranging from local to global perspectives. Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:00 pm Margo Albert Theater Plaza de la Raza 3540 N. Mission Rd Los Angeles, CA 90031 Free RSVP through Eventbrite required. Parking available on site. Pastrana is a Mexican immigrant filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia creator. His work intersects contemporary art, political documentary, and visual ethnography to explore themes of “belonging” and “alienation” in immigrant communities. For more information, go to www.plazadelaraza.com or contact Claudia Mercado, Project Director 626 260-5438, firstname.lastname@example.org