DATE:  March 24, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Bill Huie, College of Arts & Humanities, (361) 825-5750; Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2337

“The Territory” Film Series to Present Two Documentaries byUniversity of North Texas Professor on Friday, April 2
Filmmaker Melinda Levin will be present to discuss her works with the audience

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the South Texas Institute for the Arts will present the film series “The Territory” on Friday, April 2 at7 p.m. at the Art Museum of South Texas, 1902 N. Shoreline Drive. The featured films will be “The Last Lesson” and “Los Otros: Maya Migrants in Mexico” by filmmaker Melinda Levin, who will be present at the screening to discuss her films with the audience. The series is produced and hosted by Dr. Bill Huie, professor of communication and TV-Film at A&M-Corpus Christi, and Deborah Fullerton, curator of education at the South Texas Institute for the Arts.

Levin, an associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of North Texas in Denton, previously taught documentary film production and her own films have been internationally screened at numerous conferences and festivals. 

“The Last Lesson” is about the filmmaker’s father, his battle with lung cancer and his last lesson about acceptance and thankfulness. “Los Otros: Maya Migrents of Mexico” is an ethnographic study of the Mayan villagers of Chan Kom on the Yucatan Peninsula and the changes in their lives brought about by the tourist industry in nearby Cancun, where many of them work.      

“ The Territory” is co-sponsored by A&M-Corpus Christi and the South Texas Institute for the Arts. The program is also supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

“ The Territory” is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Huie at (361) 825-5750.