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Hudson River Film Festival Hosted by Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Start Date: 10/3/2018Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/3/2018

Event Description:
The Hudson River International Film Festival and in partnership with the United Nations Association would love to invite you to free screenings of three feature films at Saint Peter’s University on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The films that are featured are “Killa” which means moon. It is the first Kichwa feature film from Ecuador. The second is “Children Behind the Wall” which shows the painful truth of what’s happening behind the walls of Tijuana. The Last film is “SOME GIRLS”, a documentary about the epidemic of Latina suicide in the United States that no one is talking about. Below you will find the synopsis of the film and links to get your free tickets. Please share the links to the community. I also attached three posters that you can share on your social media. Thank you!!!
1) KILLA (Before the Moon Rises) - 3:00PM - Film and INDIGENOUS Panel
When a Kichwa photojournalist takes incriminating photos of mining operations in a forbidden area in Ecuador, a corrupt government official takes ruthless steps to stop their publication. Tensions grow as the official’s daughter becomes involved, and the exploitation feared by the local community becomes more than a threat. A dramatic feature film that boldly exposes the conflicts and betrayals that indigenous peoples face today, Killa (moon) reveals how one community comes together to fight for truth and justice. Directed by Alberto Muenala. (Drama) (Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ)
FREE TICKET LINK: 2) CHILDREN BEHIND THE WALL – 5:30PM - Film and Q&A with Director.
When families from all over Latin America fail to cross the border and reach the United States, they mostly stay in Tijuana and become addicted to drugs. Most parents abandon their children. Forced to fend for themselves in the streets, the kids follow in their parent’s footsteps and get trapped in the unforgiving cycle of drug dependency and thus fall into prostitution and violence. “Children Behind the Wall”, explores the complexity of this situation, through first hand stories told by some of those children who strive to liberate themselves from addiction. Directed by Marisol Gonzalez. (Documentary) (Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ)
FREE TICKET LINK: 3) SOME GIRLS – 8:00PM - Film and Suicide Prevention Awareness Panel.
Following a group of troubled Latina teens from a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who are transformed by an exploration of their roots via the use of ancestral DNA testing, followed by a trip to the seat of the Americas. On that journey to modern-day Dominican Republic, the white supremacist narratives about American history they've been taught are challenged, leaving them free to reconstruct their own respective identities. What does it really mean to be American? And, more importantly, what does that look like? Directed by Raquel Cepeda. (Documentary) (Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ)
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Phone: 201-761-6255
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