Emma Guerra

Mar 20th, 2019 5:00 pm
Film, Ser Mujer

Emma Guerra Arguero is an inspiration. In 2016 She was teaching 29 students, Grades 1 - 6, in one room in an isolated country school in El Lindero, Guanajuato, Mexico. The village is registered as "La Carrera Contra El Hambre" - one of the poorest in Mexico. In their homes the students sleep up to 10 in one room. Emma became part of the community. She started a vegetable garden to increase the protein intake of the students, and she encouraged the mothers to cook a nutritious lunch at the school for the children.

She encouraged her bright students, like 9 year old Maricela, who wants to be a doctor, to apply for scholarships to help pay education fees. The father of some another students was diabetic, and had to spend time in hospital. When he returned home his property was a mess. So Emma declared a day of 'Solidarity' and the students diligently cleaned the property. This is an inspirational film about a dedicated Mexican teacher .

Meet the filmmaker Director/Producer Judy Jackson has been making award-winning documentaries about human rights and social justice for 40 years - her films have covered many issues -from brutal dictatorships in many countries, to the genocide in Guatemala to the AIDS pandemic in Africa. They have been broadcast in many countries - by the BBC and ITV in England, the CBC and CTV in Canada and A&E in the USA

Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca Publica, Reloj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA
Mexico