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Southern Culture Movie Series – “Un Buen Carnicero”, “Collards in the Cafeteria” and “Wok Next Door”
Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This film series, which takes place each summer, is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South, and most films are accompanied by commentary from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.
Un Buen Carnicero (A Good Butcher) 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.
Collards in the Cafeteria: Nestled in the agricultural heart of North Carolina, Gaston County schools are attempting to source 10% of their produce locally. Students love the addition of fresh, local strawberries and watermelons to their menu, but how about collards? Collards In The Cafeteria follows the journey of this nutrient rich leafy green from the fields to the county’s Central Kitchen, where they are cooked and processed in a Wonka-like fashion for cafeteria service the following day.
Wok Next Door: Joe lived next to Julia and Johnny for years and barely knew the couple — but the delicious fragrance of ginger and garlic coming from their kitchen window beckoned. Wok Next Door tells the story of how one day he knocked on their door to ask for cooking lessons. Turns out his love of Chinese food started in the womb — with these two very people.
The movies are FREE and refreshments will be served.
For updated details, check out the event site: https://writingcenter.unc.edu/esl/southern-culture-movie-series/