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Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Hector Galán speaks at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Oct. 27 Oct 28, 2022
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Hector Galán speaks at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Oct. 27
National Hispanic Cultural Center

¡Celebrando! Join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. as we cap off our Hispanic Heritage Month festivities with a free film screening and special director’s talk from celebrated and prolific documentary filmmaker Hector Galán! 

Who: Hector Galán is one of the most prolific and impassioned independent filmmakers of our time. A Tejano from San Angelo, Galán has cast his lens on the Latino experience in the Southwest and New Mexico, bringing the culture and history of the U.S. Latino experience to the screen.  

He has contributed more than forty hours of programming to the national PBS television schedule including eleven episodes for the provocative series, Frontline, two programs for the PBS series The American Experience, and the landmark four-part PBS series, Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. A key portion of this documentary was filmed on location in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. 

In addition to his many awards and accolades, Galán made history in 2016 by becoming the first documentarian inducted into the prestigious Texas Film Hall of Fame. 

What: The event at the NHCC will feature a director’s talk by Galán, along with a screening of a portion his series Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. This is a free community event generously sponsored by United Way. Please register in advance at my.nmculture.org/13035/14927?z=0. 

Where: This event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm in Salón Ortega, followed by the film screening at 7:00 pm in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre and a closing Director’s Talk. The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s 10-acre campus is located at 1701 4th St SW. 

When: The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, followed by a film screening at 7:00 p.m. 

Why: This event provides a notable finale to the Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, while also ushering in a new wave of film, radio, and television programming at the NHCC. Follow the NHCC on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our upcoming announcements, including news about our upcoming film symposium in April 2023! 


For more information, contact Stephen Hamway at 505-412-3758 , stephen.hamway@state.nm.us



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