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Francesco Taboada will visit campus next week to screen two of his films, hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program with contributions from the History and Modern Languages departments.

Taboada will show his documentary "Pancho Villa: The Revolution Hasn't Ended" at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Olin Auditorium. In the film, the filmmaker tells the story of one of Mexico's national heroes, General Francisco "Pancho" Villa, the leader of the Northern Division of the Mexican Revolution. The film interviews a series of people who knew him.

At 2 p.m. Friday in Green House, Taboada will screen "Tin Tan," that tells the story of Germain Cipriano Gomez Valdes Castillo, a young radio announcer from Ciudad Juarez who laid the groundwork for a new form of mass media expression known as Spanglish. Castillo later became a major theater and film star in the Americas and helped establish the golden age of Mexican cinema. A reception will follow the viewing.

"Taboada's documentary work focuses on oral and indigenous cultures and Mexican history at large," said Daniel Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish anmd director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

For more information about either screening contact Professor Daniel Mosquera at mosquerd@union.edu or 388-6415.