AU Symposium Hosts Film Screening and Discussion with Director

AU Symposium Hosts Film Screening and Discussion with Director

3/19/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University College of Arts and Sciences’ Symposium Against Indifference: Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean hosts a film screening of “Lo Que Me Tocó Vivir/The Life I Got To Live” on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. A discussion with the film’s director, human rights scholar and activist Dr. Veronica Barrera will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public. 

This film recounts Seattle resident Alicia Barrera’s life growing up in rural Chile and the dramatic turn the lives of all Chileans took on September 11, 1973. With her husband wounded the day of the coup, and later imprisoned and tortured by the Pinochet regime, Barrera’s story unfolds as one common, yet often untold, experience lived by thousands of women who suffered, struggled and persevered in the face of extended family rejection, a wider public paralyzed by fear, the terrorist brutality of a CIA-funded dictatorship, and the alienation of political exile.

With contributions from an international array of photojournalists, artists and musicians, “Lo Que Me Tocó Vivir – The Life I Got to Live,” both personalizes the political lens and widens the narrative scope of ineffable memories created in the struggle for human rights.

For more information about the Symposium Against Indifference, visit or contact Dr. Christopher Swanson, professor of mathematics, at or419.289.5264.  

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###

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