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Duranguito: The Film
Duranguito: The Film

Fri, Jul 26

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Sunset Parlor

Duranguito: The Film

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunset Parlor , 1307 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79902, USA

About the event

Support the preservation of El Paso’s history.

JULY 26  @ 6-9pm

Duranguito: The Film. A superb documentary about the historic struggle to save El Paso’s oldest barrio from the bulldozers.  Fundraiser sponsored by Project Regeneracion. Film by Nikki Martinez and Zane Abraham.

Two women’s resistance to the City of El Paso’s demands spurred a seven year-long-battle against corruption, deceit, and the forced displacement of long-time elderly residents from their homes. Disregard of the region’s early multi-ethnic history and the attempt to replace its vestiges with exhorbitant projects continues to leave the future of the barrio hostage, the fight to save Duranguito is far from over.

After a deceptive bond initiative passed in 2012, wealthy developers and city officials conspired to construct an arena within downtown El Paso’s oldest neighborhood, all while its elderly residents, led by a 94-year-old Antonia Morales, battled the attempts at forced displacement and the complete destruction of their historic border community.

"Duranguito" focuses on the experiences of lower-income, elderly, Mexican-American women immigrants and their supporters in response to official and unofficial corruption and deceit.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Come watch the film, get inspired,  and learn how you can help the preservation of El Paso’s history.

JULY 26  @ 6-9pm

suggested donation $25

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