SPEAKERS’ SERIES: Female Mexican directors topic of ‘Behind the Lens’



Pima Community College will host its first Speakers Series of the Spring semester on Feb. 7.

Speakers Series brings in Pima faculty members who share knowledge within their respective field.

Languages instructor Liz Rangel Arriola will present “Behind the Lens: Women Directors in Mexico.” Her talk will discuss the traditional social constructions they had to overcome, such as the vixens, harlots or damsels in need of male help.

“Mexican female directors are rewriting the answer to the question, “What is a Mexican woman?” in the cinematic medium which is more accessible to the masses,” Arriola said.

“Mexican cinema is actually flourishing,” she added. “The work done by women tells us a lot of the continuous struggles that women face in Latin America.”

The presentation is free and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room (Building C) of the PCC District Office, 4095 E. Broadway Blvd. Light refreshments will be available.


The series will be followed by two more spring lectures:

  • March 7: “Cultural Awareness/ Consciousness” by Dorothy Brown-Smith.
  • April 4: “Going Global Without Leaving Town: Strategies for Internationalizing the General Education Curriculum” by Maureen Salzer.


For more information, call 206-4500.


Languages instructor Liz Rangel Arriola will speak on Feb. 7. Photo courtesy of PCC

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