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FOOD, FILM, & FOLKLORE
February 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VICTORIA BOULOUBASIS and SOL WEINER (first-year Folklore MA students)
Join us for two shorts followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers
MON, FEB 9, 6 PM, DONOVAN LOUNGE (GREENLAW)
Un Buen Carnicero
14 min | Spanish and English with subtitles
A good butcher listens. When customers at Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro, North Carolina began asking for cuts in Spanish, owner Cliff Collins started looking for help. For nearly 18 years Tolo Martinez has worked behind Cliff’s counter, learning “country” English and giving college professors, blue-collar workers and long-time patrons exactly what they want—and always with a smile. Un Buen Carnicero 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.
Swine Country: The Fight For Clean Air and Water In Duplin County, North Carolina
24 minutes | English
Swine Country focuses on the environmental racism of North Carolina’s large-scale livestock industries, and how one community organization, The Rural Empowerment Association For Community Help (REACH), has fought to clean them up. Swine Country features the voices of organizers, activists, and community members to tell the story of how Duplin County, North Carolina, became the number one hog producing county in the United States and what it means to fight for justice in eastern North Carolina.