Abuela's Luck: A Short Film by Ricky Rosario

Mon, Oct 1, 2018, 12:20 pm

In celebration of LatinX Heritage Month, the Latino Princetonians Employee Resource Group invites you to join us for a screening of the short-film Abuela’s Luck written, produced, and directed by Ricky Rosario taking place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 12:20 p.m. in 219 Burr Hall.

We are excited to welcome Ricky Rosario to Princeton University’s campus for a film screening followed by a conversation about the film. Our hope is that this event will foster dialogue around many topics including the importance of representation, bilingualism in films, and the LatinX “immigrant dream”.

Latin lunch will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding (CAF), Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS), Program in Latino Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and Princeton Latinos y Amigos (PLA).

Abuela’s Luck is a small glimpse into the world of immigrant families and growing up as a bilingual minority in America. The initial dream for immigrant families is to get to America for a better life. Some of them start their own businesses like the bodegero, Luis, in the film. The families then push their children to pursue lives that they only dreamed of, the same way Raymond’s family seems to do the same for him in the film. This leaves it up to the younger generations to continue their family dreams by raising the bar in what it is to not only be an immigrant, but a minority in this country. The younger generation is what will change the conversation of what it means to live out their families’ dreams.

For more information, please visit the Abuela’s Luck website.

219 Burr Hall