Film Series @ the Library: Maria Full of Grace, 10/4 at 7pm

Maria Full of Grace

Library Multimedia Room, Tuesday October 4th, 7pm

Join us for the final film of the Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Film Series.

Dr. Javier Campos of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature will introduce the film Maria Full of Grace and hold a discussion immediately following. FYE credit and snacks provided.

About the film: Starring Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez and Orlando Tobón. Maria, a bright, spirited 17-year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroin-which she must swallow-to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for as she becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials. The dramatic thriller builds toward a conclusion so powerful and revealing it could only be based on a thousand true stories.

Questions? Contact Laura Weber, lweber@fairfield.edu, x3459

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