The cultural festival of Chamizal offers films, dance, activities

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For the second year, the Chamizal Cultural Festival will offer visitors to the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial St., a chance to experience the culture and history of the border region.

The festival kicks off at 9 am on October 13 with a program for area colleges, including a performance of the play “El Chamizal: Wild River, Disputed Land”.

Public activities will begin at 7:00 pm with the screening of “La Negra Angustias”, part of the free series Women of the Mexican Revolution in Cinema. The series will also feature screenings of “La Soldadera” at 6:00 pm on October 14th and “La Generala” at 2:00 pm on October 15th. Professor Yolanda Mercader from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco will present and discuss the films.

The main festival will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. October 14. The event will include stalls of cultural and historical activities, dance performances by children of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribe, Navajo storyteller Alex Mares, guided walks, a charro demonstration by Omar Castro, the river exhibition mobile from the International Boundaries and Water Commission and more.

Information: 532-7273, ext. 126; nps.gov/chamizal; facebook.com/ChamizalNationalMemorial

Dave Acosta can be reached at 546-6138; [email protected]; @Chuy_Vuitton on Twitter.



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