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When Worlds Collide - The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus

Friday, January 21, 2011, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Latino Heritage and KPCC, in partnership with Cherry Blossom Festival, the NAACP Pasadena and Altadena Branches, and the YWCA Pasadena-Foothills Valley, presented a screening of When Worlds Collide: The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus. When Worlds Collide presents a vivid exploration of the first century after the "Old World" encountered the "New World." This 90-minute documentary begins on the streets of Los Angeles in 2010 and travels to Spain and Latin America in the 16th century where contact first occurred between Spanish conquistadors and native peoples. In reality, the most important consequence of the era was the radical change that both worlds experienced, resulting in an entirely new "mestizo" or mixed culture, an important part of the heritage of more than 30 million Latinos in the U.S. today. When Worlds Collide weaves an extraordinary and unexpected story of the foundation of modern Latino culture. The post-screening Q&A was moderated by Adolfo Guzmán-López and featured Rubén Martínez, co-writer and narrator of When Worlds Collide. Photo Credit: Mitchell Wilson For more information on the supporting sponsors: NAACP Altadena Branch NAACP Pasadena Branch YWCA of Pasadena-Foothills Valley