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Parallel Lines

May 30, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
510 N Santa Fe St El Paso TX 79901

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El Paso Museum History
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The El Paso Museum of History (EPMH) will present a screening of the “Parallel Lines” short documentary and lecture with the filmmaker Allison Walsh on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The film tells the stories of Olga Perez, a formerly undocumented maid, and Chuck Foss, a former U.S. border patrol agent, who live in the border towns of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas respectively. Their occupational histories would seem to put them at odds, but the stories Olga and Chuck share reveal a much more complex relationship between those who police the border and those who cross it, which also includes compassion, respect, and a shared daily existence. The filmmaker will be available to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.

Walsh is an independent documentary filmmaker, freelance videographer, and fine artist based out of Peoria, Illinois. She is committed to local political and art advocacy and to documenting social issues. She combines her art disciplines to bring new life to the documentary stories she encounters. Walsh has a BFA in Painting and a BA in Spanish from Bradley University.

Walsh will also show clips from her collection of short films. Halloween and Día de los Muertos at the Border is about holidays on both sides of the border in El Paso and Juarez.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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