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Documentary, tango concert and reception celebrating Tita Lage

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IN MARCH 1913,  Tita Lage was born in Galicia, Spain. At 17 she moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina and at 73 she relocated to the U.S. The day she turned 102 years old she became an American citizen.

elio1016frameThe Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association invites you to the screening of “Tita Turns 100,” a bilingual (Spanish-English) documentary produced and directed by Elio Leturia (left), Columbia College Chicago journalism professor, and board member and director of communications of our Fulbright chapter.

WHAT “Tita Turns 100” documentary, followed by a tango concert and a reception

WHEN Wednesday October 26, 2016, 6 p.m.

WHERE Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio St., Chicago, Ill. 60653

COST FREE but reservations are required. Click HERE

During her life in Argentina, Tita Lage met first lady Eva Perón and tango icon Carlos Gardel. She was a close friend of famous actress and singer Tita Merello, an early Argentine performer to appear in South American movies.

albaAfter the short film, local singer Alba Guerra (left), will delight us with a Tango concert, (“Por una Cabeza,” “Madreselva,” “Uno,” among others) accompanied by musician Juan Ignacio Jones. A reception will follow.

This event is organized by the Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Consulate General of Argentina, Consulate General of Peru and Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

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Mexico: “Reporters Against Silence” documentary screening

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“REPORTERS AGAINST SILENCE” is a documentary produced by journalist and Fulbrighter Alex Ormaza, who shot it while on a Fulbright grant in Mexico.

The Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association invites you to two special screenings of this film. A different panel discussion will follow each individual screening. Each event is FREE.

FIRST SCREENING and PANEL

WHEN Monday February 3, 2014, 6:30-8 p.m.

WHERE Alumni Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

PANEL TOPIC Freedom of the Press

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SECOND SCREENING and PANEL

WHEN Tuesday February 4, 2014, 10:30 am-12:30 p.m.

WHERE SU 214, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

PANEL TOPIC Economic and Social Relations between the United States and Mexico

These events are co-sponsored by the Latino/Latin American Studies, Communication, Media and Theatre Departments, Northeastern Illinois University.