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Southern Culture Movie Series: ‘Un Buen Carnicero’, ‘Collards in the Cafeteria’ and ‘Wok Next Door’
July 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This film screening is part of the Southern Culture Movie Series for international scholars and students, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Summer School and organized by the Writing Center, International Student and Scholar Services and the Media Resources Center.
Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher) goes behind the courtesies of the butcher’s counter on the eve of Independence Day to explore the complex realities of immigrant life while celebrating America’s freedom and questioning its convenience.
Collards in the Cafeteria: Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Collards in the Cafeteria follows the journey of this nutrient rich leafy green from the fields to the county’s Central Kitchen, where they are cooked and processed in a Wonka-like fashion for cafeteria service the following day.
Wok Next Door: Joe lived next to Julia and Johnny for years and barely knew the couple — but the delicious fragrance of ginger and garlic coming from their kitchen window beckoned. Wok Next Door tells the story of how one day he knocked on their door to ask for cooking lessons. Turns out his love of Chinese food started in the womb — with these two very people.
All screenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.