Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sin Nombre

Sponsored by the Multicultural Enrichment Council, Reynolds’ "Around the World through Movies" recently presented Sin Nombre. Attendees included Reynolds students, staff, faculty and guests from the Richmond community.

Sin Nombre is about a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra, who joins her father and uncle on an odyssey en route to the United States seeking the promise of America. Along the way she crosses paths with a Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.
Carlos Ossandon, Assistant Professor of Spanish led pre and post movie discussions that highlighted migration versus immigration as well as driving forces and causes behind Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. He also shed more light on some fascinating statistics on various immigrant populations from Central and South America in the U.S.
The audience enjoyed a variety of refreshments from El Salvador.  The movie was followed by a post discussion where many students and staff won prizes including many items donated by the Reynolds bookstores and the Office of Marketing.