Black director captures the lives of Black migrants in Mexico through films to feature Friday

Updated: Nov 21, 2019


Photo compliments of Fresno State News


FRESNO, CA-- Porterville, CA native and director, Ebony Bailey, will feature her three short films, Life Between Borders: Black Migrants in Mexico, Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico, and After La Nopalera this Friday, Nov. 22, 5:30 PM at Fresno State. The screening will be followed by a post-screening discussion in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (next to the Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).


Life Between Borders: Black Migrants in Mexico” explores black migration and identity, particularly after a change in immigration policy that left thousands of Haitians who sought U.S. entry stranded at the northern Mexico border.


In “Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico,” four people reveal what African identity means in the context of Mexico City.


“After La Nopalera” presents daily life in a village in the state of Morelos in central Mexico after the 2017 Puebla earthquake.


This event is sponsored by the Center for Creativity and the Arts, the Africana Studies Program, and the Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies.  Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays in Lots P3 or P2. 


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