Documentary and oral history project directed by UCLA alumnus Jennifer Cárcamo.
“Children of the Diaspora” is a documentary about the historical and ideological origins of USEU, la Unión Salvadoreña de Estudiantes Universitarios, in the United States. Set in 2009, this film begins by documenting USEU’s first delegation to El Salvador. It follows the journey of a generation of students who go against their parents wishes and travel across El Salvador during a heightened political climate on a quest to unearth a brutal history of war, repression, military dictatorships, and revolutionary activity only to discover that the war for peace and democracy is far from over–the stakes are high as the students observe the political propaganda and polarized community, and ask: What does this all mean? What is my role in the Salvadoran community?
For more information about the film, please visit www.childrenofthediaspora.com/
Cost: Free and open to the public (Donations Welcome)
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Center for Oral History Research, USEU
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