The first screening starts at 11:00 a.m. in Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall.
Here’s a few excerpts about the movie and Serrano, from the Anaheim Examiner:
“A Forgotten Injustice” uncovers the story of expulsion of almost 2 milion Mexican Americans from the US. in the 1930s, during the Great Depression who were forced to leave for one reason–they were of Mexican descent.
In the 1930s, the United States was devastated by the crash of the stock market and many officials thought that Mexicans were taking jobs and public services from “real” Americans. They came up with the idea of solving the economic problems of the country by deporting as many Mexicans as possible.
Serrano is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist host of “Sin Censura” which airs on Azteca America Chicago and also contributes to www.ChicagoNOW.com an online portal of the Chicago Tribune. The film is an official selection of the Chicago Latino Film Festival 2009.
Serrano was born and raised in Navojoa, Sonora, México, and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He recounts how he enrolled at Santa Ana College “by accident.” His mother saw an ad in a Spanish-language newspaper about the college’s video/TV program, “Noticiero Latino del Condado de Orange,” the first Spanish-language college newscast in the U.S. She reminded him that he had always dreamed of a career in TV and he should go and he started taking classes.
After attending SAC, he became the youngest general assignment reporter for KWHY-22 in 1998. A year later, he was hired by Univision’s local news station in Los Angeles KMEX-34, and in 2000, moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the youngest news anchor in the country for KTTW-33. He also worked as a national correspondent for Noticiero Univision National until 2003. In 2003, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, as the primetime news anchor for the NBC-Telemundo’s station.
He received the Golden Mic Award in 2001 from the Southern California Broadcaster’s Association for Best Financial Report “A guide for Latinos to report taxes to Uncle Sam.” He was awarded three Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
For more information about the screening, call the Rancho Santiago Community College District at (714) 241-5778.