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<i>The Ukrainian Time Machine.</i> 2008. Ukraine. Directed by Naomi Uman.
  • MAQUILÁPOLIS [city of factories]

    2006. USA/Mexico. Vicky Funari, Sergio de la Torre. 68 min.

  • A Stranger Comes to Town

    2007. USA. Jackie Goss. 28 min.

  • The Ukrainian Time Machine

    2008. Ukraine. Naomi Uman. 21 min.

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Friday, June 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • MAQUILÁPOLIS [city of factories]

    2006. USA/Mexico. Directed by Vicky Funari, Sergio de la Torre. A collaboration with the workers in Tijuana’s multinational assembly factories, the maquiladoras, this illuminating documentary centers on Carmen, who works the graveyard shift at a Panasonic plant. After making television components all night, Carmen comes home to a shack she built out of recycled garage doors, in a neighborhood with no paved streets, no sewage lines, and no electricity. A single mother, Carmen takes care of her three children all day, and if she's lucky she sleeps for an hour or two before heading off to work again. At twenty-nine, she suffers from kidney failure and anemia resulting from her years of factory work. She earns six dollars a day and works six days a week. Despite all this, she is an activist who fights alongside her fellow maquiladoras for better working conditions. In Spanish; English subtitles. 68 min.

  • A Stranger Comes to Town

    2007. USA. Directed by Jackie Goss. Encounters with Homeland Security are sometimes invasive, sometimes comically absurd, and almost always otherworldly in Goss’s vision of the contemporary immigrant experience, as she manipulates and interweaves animated instructional videos from U.S. border patrols, satellite photos from Google Maps, and scenes from the multiplayer avatar game World of Warcraft. 28 min.

  • The Ukrainian Time Machine

    2008. Ukraine. Directed by Naomi Uman. For the past several years, American filmmaker Naomi Uman has lived and filmed in her ancestral Ukrainian homeland, creating vitally beautiful, almost tactile portraits of the villagers of Legedzine at work and in celebration, documenting their traditions of farming and preparing food, their stories, songs and rituals, as well as her own attempts to learn the Ukrainian language, even as the forces of modernity threaten their centuries-old way of life. This program features four short films in the series: Kalendar, On This Day, Window, and Coda. 21 min.

In the Film exhibition Creative Capital

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