The documentary El Albergue is screening at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) on May 8. The free screening starts at at 7 p.m. and will include a special Q & A with Alejandro Solalinde, a National Human Rights Award Winner and main subject of the film.
The ESB-MACC, Cine Las Americas, Mexicanos en Exilio and Austin Tan Cerca collaborated to present El Albergue, which chronicles Father Solalinde who founded and built a shelter that provides services to Central American migrants who travel to the United States on top of trains. The film takes place in Ixtepec, Oaxaca (Southern Mexico) and captures the conditions and obstacles Solalinde and his community face. With a hopeful spirit, the film unravels the drive for change.
For more information visit Cine Las Americas’ website or ESB-MACC’s website for more details about time, parking passes and future events. Parking passes will be available for people attending the screening at the Cine Las Americas office located at 81 San Marcos St. or stop by the Cine table at the MACC event. The MACC is located at 600 River St.