Free Friday film Series at Palo Alto College in celebration of Native American Hispanic Heritage Month.

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

By Nathalie Mora 

In celebration of Native American Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 13- Nov. 22, Palo Alto College will have a free Friday Film Series 9 a.m.5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Performing Arts Center at Palo Alto College.

The film series includes short and feature-length films that relate to native and Hispanic heritage.

  • 9 a.m. “Reel Injun”

Takes a look at the “Hollywood Indian,” the portrayal of North American natives through a century of cinema.

  • 10:30 a.m. “¡Frontera! Revolt and Rebellion on the Rio Grande”

Narrates the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, during which the Spanish occupiers were expelled from the Rio Grande region.

  • 10:50 a.m. Discussion with ¡Frontera! producer Dr. Aimee Villarreal
  • 11:30 a.m. “Smoke Signals”

Based on a short story, and with a screenplay, by renowned American Indian writer Sherman Alexie.

  • 1:10 p.m. “Cherokee Word for Water”

Inspired by the true story of the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, and the Cherokee’s struggle to bring water to their families and community.

  • 2:50 p.m. “La Mission”

Explores the low-rider and macho culture of the Mission District in San Francisco and the conflict when an ex-prison inmate and recovering alcoholic discovers that his son is gay.

  • 4:30 p.m. Discussion with actor Jesse Borrego, star of La Mission and native San Antonian

For more information, visit or call 210-486-3125.


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