“A Prayer for Juarez” has been a month long of international events raising awareness on the Femicides in Juarez, Mexico. After the slaying of three embassy workers this past weekend in Ciudad Juarez this tragic situation intensifies.Â Filmmaker/Producer Dianna Perez is hosting two evenings of FREE film screeningsÂ March 19 & March 20 at Casa 0101 Annex, 2102 1st Street, Boyle Heights. These films are rare and hard to get a hold of, and really amazing.Â We invite you to join us!
Friday, March 19th, 8:00 pm
Senorita Extraviada by Lourdes Portillo
Missing Young Woman tells the story of the hundreds of kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of JuÃ¡rez, Mexico. The murders first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to “disappear” to this day. The evening begins with a short film Sangre y Arena by Rigo Maldonado & Shakina Nayfack, followed by Q&A. This art film shot on location in Lote Bravo (a cotton field irrigation ditch) where 8 women were found at one time in 2001.
Saturday, March 20th, 8:00 pm
Border Echoes by Lorena Mendez Quiroga
Border Echoes-Ecos De Una Frontera, is a documentary that tells the story of the slayings of girls and women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, through the eyes of investigative reporter Diana Washington Valdez. [Save the date! Award winning El Paso Times reporter Diana Washington Valdez will present in person at Casa 0101 Annex on March 27, 8pm) The evening begins with a short performance called Cihuatl 15 by endy and a screening of Sangre y Arena.
Doors open at 7:15pm each evening for viewing of A Prayer for Juarez exhibit, featuring over 40 California artists.
Afterwards, Dianna invites you to join her at the Mezz Bar (inside the Historic Alexandria Hotel in downtown LA) to enjoy some wonderful live Jazz music (no cover!) Please, invite your friends!
Sunday, March 21st, film evening continues in Boyle Heights at Corazon del Pueblo, 2003 E. 1st Street, Boyle Heights, 7pm. Screening is TESTIMONY: The Maria Guardado Story, with guest speaker Maria Guardado. Click here for more details.