2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival: El guardián de la memoria (The Guardian of Memory)
October 11 at 7:00 pm
Dir. by Marcela Arteaga. Mexico. 2020. In Spanish with English subtitles.
The Guardian of Memory tells the story of Mexican men, women, and children seeking safety in the US. Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer born in El Paso, TX, fights to obtain political asylum for Mexicans fleeing extreme violence. This is the story about the kindness and hope that still exists in people who endured tremendous suffering, and Carlos Spector’s tireless efforts to help them.
Shown with short film, Making Waves: The Cocoa Cinnamon Story. Dir. by Victoria Bouloubasis and Pilar Timpane. Durham, NC. 2022. 7:34 min. With the participation of the directors and attorneys Jenny Juana Doyle Velasco and Evan Benz.
In 2011, Areli and Leon moved to Durham and started a coffee business out of a bike cart. Now they have three thriving shops and a roastery, leading to winning a national recognition as 2022 Microroaster of the Year. Areli’s roots in Mexico and Leon’s love of history and spices culminate as Cocoa Cinnamon, a gem at the heart of our Durham community.