Title

Community

Lead Author Major

Melissa Romero, Lesly Garcia-Perez, Jessica Avalos

Lead Author Status

Freshman

Second Author Status

Freshman

Third Author Status

Freshman

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Patti McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Email

pmccarthy@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

English/GE

Abstract/Artist Statement

Howard Zinn once said, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world.” In our fast-paced world it is extremely difficult to take time to stop and talk. Yes, people talk all the time, but the conversations are often about work or school. It is rare when you see people sitting outside their home simply reminiscing about their life and sharing stories for fun. Neighbors do not know or speak to each other. People will rather pretend to be on their phones or laptops if they find themselves in a situation where they are surrounded by people they do not know. In other words, we, human beings, are isolating ourselves and losing and forgetting the sense of community. Therefore, we chose to make a film about community. A good society, we believe, is a community where people care for one another and take the time to get to know each other.

Our film tells the story of a young Hispanic girl who comes to America to get to know this new country. Although she falls in love with many aspects of this new place, she does realize that here in America there is never time to spare. People are always on the go including her aunt, whom she is staying with. Guadalupe, the Hispanic girl, goes through a series of events that allow her to meet the right people that are willing to help her bring the community together by celebrating a holiday that is not common here in the United States: Day of the Dead. By the end of the film, she unites her neighborhood and everyone in the film falls in love with this idea of community and family.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

9-5-2017 7:00 PM

End Date

9-5-2017 10:00 PM

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Community

Janet Leigh Theatre

Howard Zinn once said, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people can transform the world.” In our fast-paced world it is extremely difficult to take time to stop and talk. Yes, people talk all the time, but the conversations are often about work or school. It is rare when you see people sitting outside their home simply reminiscing about their life and sharing stories for fun. Neighbors do not know or speak to each other. People will rather pretend to be on their phones or laptops if they find themselves in a situation where they are surrounded by people they do not know. In other words, we, human beings, are isolating ourselves and losing and forgetting the sense of community. Therefore, we chose to make a film about community. A good society, we believe, is a community where people care for one another and take the time to get to know each other.

Our film tells the story of a young Hispanic girl who comes to America to get to know this new country. Although she falls in love with many aspects of this new place, she does realize that here in America there is never time to spare. People are always on the go including her aunt, whom she is staying with. Guadalupe, the Hispanic girl, goes through a series of events that allow her to meet the right people that are willing to help her bring the community together by celebrating a holiday that is not common here in the United States: Day of the Dead. By the end of the film, she unites her neighborhood and everyone in the film falls in love with this idea of community and family.