VIDA PROPIA. Sarah Garrahan / USA-Latino / 2014 / 52 min

Spanish and English with English subtitles

First-generation Mexican immigrant Nora Mendez finds herself working in a busy restaurant kitchen in North Carolina and struggling to support her family in the United States. The film's observational style follows Nora through everyday moments- from working long hours, to spending time with her family, to reflecting upon the meaning of a life narrative itself.

"The way I see (the film) is very simple. It is about a person who is here for a dream. Little by little, their dreams begin to unfold and progress. More importantly, they share a part of their life. Not everything - but the most essential parts. The most important moments in my life have been those spent with my children. It is about what it means to be a human being on an emotional level".
-Nora Mendez Sanchez


10/8. WEDNESDAY. Nelson Mandela Auditorium. UNC-Chapel Hill. 7:00pm

10/8. WEDNESDAY. With the presence of Sara Garrahan and the FARE collective. Following the screnning a community meal organized by FARE food truck  would take place at the Global Education Center's parking lot (Behind the Building). Food provided by DOS PERROS RESTAURANT. Durham.


10/23. THURSDAY. ERC Media Resource Center, Durham Technical Community College. 6:00pm

Nora Méndez, members of the NC DREAM TEAM, and the FARE project will be present in the screening. Followed by a FOOD TRUCK community meal at the at the flag pole circle “C” lot next to the ERC (bldg.5)  entrance.  Public parking in Lot F.  

See link to Durham Tech map:

Thanks to to Student Senate at Durham Technical Community College, FARE.

Food provided by DOS PERROS RESTAURANT. Durham.  

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Special thanks to:

Durham Technical Community College Student Senate; FARE project, Tootie's Mobile Kithchen & Catering, and DOS PERROS RESTAURANT

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