Monday, April 18 | 7:30 PM

West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington Street

Directed by João Canijo

Portugal | 2011 | 100 min. | Portuguese with English subtitles

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Life in the rundown Portuguese suburb of Padre Cruz, a slum on the edge of Lisbon, is filled with violence and poverty. A devoted single mother, who shares cramped quarters with her two young-adult children and sister, will do almost
anything to transcend her family’s station in life. Stars Rita Blanco, featured in The Gilded Cage, shown in 2014. Portugal’s submission for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film. Contains one brief scene of frontal nudity.


Speakers: Dr. Ana Nava, a licensed social worker who works primarily with the Portuguese community at the Cambridge Health Center, and Maria Carvalho, a licensed social worker at Children's Hospital Boston and a native of Portugal.


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