Event of Interest: International Film Series: The Milagro Beanfield War

The campus community is invited to one or all of five films looking at health, the environment, and culture as part of a film series sponsored by International Studies and a grant from the Chancellor’s Diversity Fund.    

The Milagro Beanfield War (U.S. Southwest), March 24, 2015

In Milagro, a small town in the American Southwest, Ladd Devine plans to build a major new resort development. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local Hispanic farmers, they cannot arouse much opposition because of the short term opportunities offered by construction jobs. But when Joe Mondragon illegally diverts water to irrigate his bean field, the local people support him because of their resentment of water use laws that favor the rich like Devine. When the Governor sends in ruthless troubleshooter Kyril Montana to settle things quickly before the lucrative development is cancelled, a small war threatens to erupt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Film

Location

1/13/15

Slumdog Millionaire (India)

Student Union Theater

2/3/15

Osama (Afghanistan)

Student Union Theater

2/17/15

Even the Rain (Bolivia)

CHHS 380

3/24/15

The Milagro Beanfield War (U.S. Southwest)

Student Union Theater

4/21/15

Yesterday (South Africa)

Student Union Theater

 

Event Date: 
March 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Student Union Theater
Contact: 
Office of International Programs
Contact Email: 
international@uncc.edu