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Cabrillo College Hosts Filmmaker Ann Kaneko with Screening and Discussion of Film
Aptos, CA— The 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
Information: Tobin Keller or Rose Sellery831-479-6308
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