Nov 10 2019 Program Notes

Rocío by Dario Guerrero

(2018, 60 min, Spanish/English subtitles)

Woven from footage collected over a quarter of a century, Rocío follows an undocumented Mexican family’s struggle to stay together in the face of terminal illness and an immovable border. After Dario’s mother is suddenly diagnosed with kidney cancer, he returns from college to care for her and record the ways illness has transformed the family’s daily routines. As they begin to exhaust treatment options, the family turns to a clinic across the border that practices alternative medicine. Dario accompanies his mother to Mexico, unsure if either of them will see the United States—or their family—again. Highlighting the experiences of (re)building life in a new country and negotiating the limits of the American Dream, the documentary invites us to reframe migration narratives around familial memory and intimacy.
Followed by a panel with Dr. Krista Perreira (UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health), Dr. Miguel Rojas-Sotelo (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies), and Rubi Franco-Quiroz (Apoyo).
FREE and open to the public
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Time:  6:00pm
Venue:  Ruby Film Theater
Presented by: Alex Morelli (’20) and UndocuCarolina