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LGBTQ Film Series: Mosquita y Mari
Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The LGBTQ Film Series is a monthly educational film series sponsored by the U of T Libraries, the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and a rotating group of student organizations and university departments. The series showcases films within the U of T Libraries’ collections, focusing on the lives of LGBTQ people in Canada and internationally.
Mosquita y Mari (2012)
By Aurora Guerrero
In a fast-paced immigrant community where dreams are often lost to economic survival, two young Chicanas contemplate life when they stir unexpected desires in each other. Mosquita y Mari is a coming of age story that focuses on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Yolanda and Mari are growing up in Huntington Park, Los Angeles and have only known loyalty to one thing: family. Growing up in immigrant households, both girls are expected to prioritize the well-being of their families. Yolanda, an only child, delivers straight A’s and the hope of the American Dream while Mari, the eldest, shares economic responsibilities with her undocumented family who scrambles to make ends meet.
Doors open at 6 pm. Film begins at 6:30 pm.
This month’s screening is co-presented by the University of Toronto Libraries and the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office.
Accessible. Free Admission. Everyone welcome.
Single-use, all-gender washrooms available.
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