29 October 2016, 11:00 - 12:00
'My Family' and 'Bordertown' mark at the same time the beginning and the culminating point in the international career of Mexican-American director Gregory Nava. While 'My Family' has been highlighted as an outstanding example of the cinematic exploration of “artificial” boundaries that Mexican migrants to the United States and their descendants have faced in the past, 'Bordertown' outlines the possibilities and limits of one Mexican-American descendant in her search for social justice and cultural identity. Prof Guido Rings, Postcolonial Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, will present two main questions linked to the movement of people, the dynamics of identity construction and the shift of cultural boundaries.
The event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.