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Screening  |  Observational Mode: Mexico and Minors: The Inheritors

riverrun Global Film Series: Mexican Cinema and Culture Bending Borders

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 2–4 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

(dedicated to the children separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border) 

The Inheritors (Los Herederos), Eugenio Polgovsky, 2008 (1 hr 30 mins).

In memory of Eugenio Polgovsky.

No one eats free, but children eat least of all in “The Inheritors,” Eugenio Polgovsky’s unvarnished portrait of the rural poor in modern-day Mexico. The director travels across the often beautiful, always unforgiving countryside of Mexico to watch children work. One of the most highly praised and awarded Mexican documentary in years, the film makes an indelible impression of how the cycle of poverty is passed on from one generation to another. It is a film full of compassion that only intensifies its urgent view of the world.

Speaker: Meg Knowles, Television and Film Arts, SUNY Buffalo State 

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world. The riverrun Global Film Series is produced by riverrun, Patrick Martin President; with support from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the UB Department of English, the UB Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and James Agee Chair in American Culture, SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson.

 Further information about the riverrun Global Film Series at: globalfilmseries.wordpress.com