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March 26, 2008

Cabrillo College Hosts Filmmaker Ann Kaneko with Screening and Discussion of Film
“Against The Grain: An Artist’s Survival Guide to Peru”

Aptos, CAThe Cabrillo College Gallery will sponsor a screening of AGAINST THE GRAIN: An Artist’s Survival Guide to Peru, by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ann Kaneko.  The 65-minute film, released in 2007, will be shown in the Erica Schilling Forum, Room 454, at the Cabrillo College, Aptos campus on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m.  Ann Kaneko will be present to discuss the film afterwards. 

 AGAINST THE GRAIN chronicles the passion and commitment of the pioneering artists who resisted censorship to tell the violent and explosive history of Peru.  The film features four artists and their struggles to express themselves under a repressive political regime.  Their stirring artwork documents years of terrorism, corruption and the hard-line government of ex-president Alberto Fujimori. By recounting Peru’s past, these artists contribute to a larger collective memory of Latin America and connect the experiences of this country to our own in America.  The film then jumps to the present as the artists face the uncertainties under their newly-elected president Alan Garcia, a former president, who governed Peru during some of its darkest years, economically and politically.

Ann Kaneko is a filmmaker and artist committed to presenting and exploring the diverse experiences of people outside the mainstream.  With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship she produced and filmed AGAINST THE GRAIN in 2007.  Kaneko also produced Overstay, a feature-length documentary about undocumented immigrant workers in Japan, funded in part by a grant from Hoso Bunka Foundation. 

What: Film Screening & Discussion: Ann Kanek’s Against The Grain

When: Thursday April 10, 2008 – 7:30 PM

Where: Schilling Forum, Rm 454, Cabrillo College 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA

Free Event

Information: Tobin Keller or Rose Sellery831-479-6308

About Cabrillo College
Cabrillo College
is a leading California community college serving Santa Cruz County with locations in Aptos, Scotts Valley and Watsonville. It is ranked #1 in transfers to UC Santa Cruz. Founded in 1959, the college offers over 100 academic and career technology programs that serve multiple educational goals such as A.A. and A.S. degrees, certificates of proficiency, skills certificates, transfer to 4-year institutions or for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. Our mission is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.




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