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Farmingville: A special Long Island screening of the award-winning documentary
April 13, 2004

Tuesday, April 13, 2:30 p.m. (first screening with panel discussion), 7:00 p.m. (second screening), Wang Center Theatre. Seating is limited; free admission to all on a first come, first served basis.

Photo: FarmingvilleA riveting documentary, Farmingville follows the superheated aftermath of the attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers in 2000, which catapulted a small Long Island community into the national headlines. Catherine Tambini's and Carlos Sandoval's timely film probes the complex truths of how mismanaged national policies can lead to fear, isolation, and racism.

The documentary received a Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was recently awarded Best Documentary at San Antonio’s CineFestival. Farmingville has been selected to lead the upcoming 17th season of P.O.V., American television’s most-watched independent documentary showcase. The screenings will be among a selected few nationwide in advance of the film’s world premiere on PBS in June.

The first screening will be followed by a special reception with filmmakers Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini and a discussion panel including Kenneth Rau of the Suffolk County Police Department; Louise Scarola, a Farmingville resident; Ed Hernandez of Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions; Margaret Bianculli-Dyber of the Sachem Quality of Life Committee; and Matilde Parada of Catholic Charities. The panel will be moderated by Suffolk County Legislator Brian Foley.

The event is sponsored by the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, the Wang Center, the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, Union Universitaria Latinoamericana (Hispanic Staff and Faculty), the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, the Office of Alumni Relations in the Health Sciences Center, Hispanic Languages and Literature Department, and the Long Island Museum of Art, History, and Carriages.

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