Free Film Screening on October 7th at 7pm
Angels Gate Cultural Center Main Gallery
Introduction by Artist
Artist, Paul Pescador will present his film Greetings Friends, titled after one of the films that Disney produced, “Saludos Amigos.” In 1940, the United States government created the Office of Inter-American Affairs out of concern for the potential Nazi infiltration in Latin America. They hired Walt Disney to produce animated cartoons, most of which focused upon Latin America as subject, some of theses videos took on health issues, such as malaria, water-treatment and tuberculosis. Pescador’s film considers these films and their relationship between cultural diplomacy and colonialism.