Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery


Location: UTSA Downtown Campus, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.328 Time: 6:00 PM

Join the UTSA College of Public Policy, the Mexican American Studies Program, the Mexican American Studies Student Organization, the Mexico Center, and Chasing Light Pictures, LLC for a film screening and Q&A of critically-acclaimed docu-drama, Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery.

Date:  Wed., Nov. 16, 2016
Place: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista St. Bldg., BV 1.328
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Presented by:  Los Angeles-based Chasing Light Pictures, LLC

Free parking available under the IH-35 bridge in Lot D-3 in unmarked spaces only.
For a map of the UTSA Downtown Campus, visit  http://www.utsa.edu/visit/downtown-campus.html

About the film:  Filmmaker Walter Dominguez finds himself at a crossroads in his life, wondering how to find a new path and regain his sense of purpose.   A mysterious photograph connected to his late beloved Mexican-born grandfather Emilio, a kindly and saintly minister who influenced Walter’s life, leads Walter to embark on a quest to unearth answers to enigmas and mysteries surrounding Emilio’s early life.   

Walter Dominguez, Los Angeles documentary filmmaker, who is of Mexican-American heritage wrote, produced and directed Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery.  His wife, Shelley Morrison, who was an actress on the hit NBC tv series Will and Grace, executive produced the film.  Dr. Ward Albro, UTSA Senior Lecturer and Texas A&M University Kingsville Professor Emeritus, served as Chief Historical Consultant for the film.  The film is about Walter's quest to find his long-lost family of origin in Mexico and the journey to find the missing pieces in his grandfather Reverend Emilio Hernandez's life and the forces that shaped his grandfather's immigration from Mexico to the United States.  "Chasing Light Pictures, LLC has as its mission to tell the untold stories of the history, struggles and achievements of Mexican American and Latino immigrants and their descendants to audiences in the United States and elsewhere," said Walter Dominguez.   The College of Public Policy, the Mexican American Studies Program, the Mexican American Studies Student Organization, and the Mexico Center are excited to bring this multicultural event to faculty, students, staff, alumni and the San Antonio community. Download pdf  to read more about the filmmaker. 

re-enact cast and crew

Reenact Cast and Crew

For more information about Weaving the Past, its cast and crew, biographies, awards, videos, photos, etc., please visit http://www.weavingthepast.com  

For questions about the event at the University of Texas San Antonio Downtown Campus, please contact Michelle Skidmore at (210) 458-3213 or email michelle.skidmore@utsa.edu 

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