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Film Screening and Discussion at Oceanside Library

Oceanside CA– The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a series of PBS Point Of View Documentaries as part of a new series, Citizen of the World. This series will run through November on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and will feature notable documentaries with Civic Reflection discussions to follow. This month we will be screening Sin País (Without Country) and Reportero on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. These films will be screened at the Oceanside Public Library Civic Center Community Rooms at 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.

With intimate access and striking imagery, Sin País (Without Country) is a short film about a family as they are fractured by deportation. Winner of a Student Academy Award, Sin País (Without Country) explores one family’s complex and emotional journey involving deportation.

Reportero follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 50 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced? (Spanish with English subtitles).

At Oceanside Public Library, we celebrate a diverse Oceanside community and work to awaken a sense of cultural belonging. We also strive to promote Civic Participation and reflection by encouraging dialogue and promoting informed decisions about current issues. PBS Point of View (POV) features independent non-fiction films that highlight social issues. Through working with PBS POV for the Citizen of the World documentary series, Oceanside Public Library is able to expand on those goals.

This free series is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). This documentary and discussion will be educational and engaging for all ages. For more information, please visit the library’s website at http://www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.

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