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Filmmaker hosted at PC cultural event


A screening of Coyle’s documentar­y film “ADIOS AMOR: The Search for Maria Moreno” will be held at the event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 13 at the PC Theater, CA-4. A question and answer session with Coyle will also be held at the event.

In ADIOS AMOR, the discovery of lost photograph­s sparks the search for a hero that history forgot—maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her 12 children’s hunger. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria picked up the only weapon she had— her voice—and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. The first farm worker woman in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried— until now. This one hour documentar­y will be screened in the campus theater after a brief introducti­on, followed by an opportunit­y to hear from and ask questions of Coyle.

Major funding for the production of Adios Amor was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Latino Public Broadcasti­ng (CPB) and California Humanities. A trailer of the film can be seen here:


For more informatio­n on the film visit www.adiosamorf­ilm.com

Director/producer Laurie Coyle is a documentar­y filmmaker and writer. Her latest documentar­y ADIOS AMOR premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival in 2018, and will have a national primetime broadcast on the PBS series VOCES at 10 p.m. Friday, September 27. Her film OROZCO: Man of Fire aired on PBS AMERICAN MASTERS and was nominated for the Imagen Award and National Council of La Raza ALMA Award.

She associate-produced The Fight in the Fields, Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker­s’ Struggle, The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, and AMERICAN MASTERS’ Ralph Ellison: An American Journey. Before becoming a filmmaker, Coyle majored in political theory at UC Berkeley and worked as an oral historian, focusing on the untold stories of women workers. Her first connection to the farmworker­s was through her father, who volunteere­d at the UFW clinic in Delano during the 1960s grape strike.

The event is free to the public. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. Out of respect to the presenter and audience, doors will be closed approximat­ely 10 minutes after the start of the event or when the theater has reached capacity – whichever comes first. Due to safety regulation­s, once the theater is full no additional people can be admitted.

Students attending CHAP events for classroom credit will receive Proof-of-attendance cards only after the event has concluded. Only one card will be provided per student, and lost cards can’t be replaced.

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For informatio­n on upcoming events and the full CHAP schedule visit https://www.portervill­ecollege.edu/chap/chap

CHAP is made possible through the support of the Portervill­e College Foundation, and private donations. To help provide financial support for CHAP events, please contact the Foundation office at (559) 791-2308

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