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Award-winning documentary to play at college Friday

A powerful, award-winning documentary investigation of the rape and killing of hundreds of women along the Mexican_American border in Juarez, Mexico, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Peninsula College's Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The screening of "Señorita Extraviada" is the second in a series of films that concentrate on U.S./Mexican relations and Mexican-American families. In Spanish, "extraviada" means lost or stray.

Although the murders first came to light in 1993, young women continue to disappear to this day.

Alarmingly, the account of a woman who survived an attack to tell her tale of horror has gone uninvestigated. "Señorita Extraviada" begins with this testimony and portrays the struggles of the victims' families who have come together to demand justice.

The documentary gives voice to the missing girls' families who want the world to know their daughters did not deserve their fate and that their murderers are still at large.

The film also poses questions about corruption, the disposability of young women and the cheapening of life in a town where poverty and globalized capital create a chaotic environment of lawlessness and brutality.

Admission to the film is $5 or $1 with a valid student ID.

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