Hispanic Heritage Day on Thursday, Sept. 25, will feature a special screening of the movie “Underwater Dreams” at 2 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
The day will begin with a panel presentation in Howard featuring several prominent professionals, including Dr. Ricardo Camera Sanchez, the Consul General of Mexico. He'll be joined by Alejandro Coss, President, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Simone Deleme of the University of Mississippi, and Dr. Michael Innis-Jimenez, an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama.
The screening of the movie “Underwater Dreams” will be introduced by the producer of the movie, speaking to ABAC students via Skype. The movie is about the sons of undocumented immigrants who enter a high school competition, where they have to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts and, in the process, defeat MIT.
The group of boys built their robot and were confident in their creation. At the competition things go awry, and they have to do some quick thinking to outshine their competitors. The rag-tag group of undocumented Mexican boys did the impossible. The competition was just the beginning of a legacy no one could have imagined.
At 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, students can take part in a special celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day in the Meadows.