Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Special screening of The Path of Stone Soup

September 18th, 2013
7 PM

Location
Freeman Auditorium
Tulane University

A special screening for academics, friends, and family of the Mexican community in New Orleans of The Path of Caldo de Piedra / El Sendero del Caldo de Piedra / JEUH KIEH A JM HM KAHUN. The film, produced by Tulane Department of History Ph.D. and former LARC teacher workshop leader, Sarah Borealis, discusses a Chinanteco tradition of making Stone Soup. Borealis will be accompanied by her co-producers, the family whose restaurant and tradition of soup making is the subject of the documentary.

This special screening will begin with a performance of the theme song from the film, a screening of the film will follow. There will then be a brief discussion and Q & A session with the director and co-producers and subjects of the film. A light reception will follow.

An earlier version of the documentary has been previously screened in Mexico to much critical acclaim. The teaser for the film, which Borealis directed in Oaxaca in 2010 is the recipient of the Katherine Bliss and William French award for Gender Awareness in Mexican History. To learn more about the film and its history please read a feature on the National Geographic website. The film is also being screened this week at the American Society for Ethnohistory Meetings in New Orleans.

This event is open to all and the film will be an especially great resource for all K-12 teachers.

The event is sponsored by the Stone Center and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans.

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