Photos from LALS' Quinceañera and the film screening of María en tierra de nadie / Maria in No Man's Land

Kicking off the Borders and Belonging series April 29 was a screening of María en Tierra De Nadie (Maria in Nobody’s Land), the award-winning documentary chronicling migrants crossing central America. The event also honored the 15th anniversary of the Department of Latin American and Latino studies.

More than 500 students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members packed the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz for the film that documents the harrowing journey migrants make before they even get to the U.S.-Mexico border. A Q&A with filmmaker Marcela Zamora followed.

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  • LALS department
  • The LALS department
  • Journalist Oscar Martinez with Cat Ramirez, Pat Zavella, and filmmaker Marcela Zamora
  • Chancellor George Blumenthal with Jimmy Panetta (center) and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, Sheldon Kamieniecki
  • Event
  • Event
  • Event
  • group
  • Cat Ramirez
  • GB
  • PZ
  • speakers on stage
  • speakers on stage
  • audience
  • conversation