brother towns

Monday, November 1, 7 pm.

Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1, Durham, NC.


Tuesday, November 16, 7 pm.

Memorial Student Union, Stallings Ballroom, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC

Brother Towns/ Pueblos Hermanos

Charlie Thompson and Michael Davey. (USA/Guatemala, 2010) 60 min.


This documentary follows two different towns connected through immigration, family and work. Jacaltenango is a highland Maya town in Guatemala.  Jupiter is a coastal resort town in Florida where many Jacaltecos have settled. The film explores the motivations and realities of immigration, including the maintenance of the family during immigration and the exorbitant economic cost to immigrate illegally. Brother Towns presents the rich cultural identity of the Jacaltecos, who have strong Mayan heritage, and addresses the controversy of illegal immigration from both perspectives by interviewing opponents and proponents of illegal immigration.   

English and Spanish with English subtitles.

With introduction by Director Charlie Thompson, Q&A to follow


In Partnership with the Duke Human Rights Center and the North Carolina Council of Churches

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