OLLU to screen professor’s documentary film to support Posada Guadalupe

“Sandra’s Return,” an award-winning documentary created by an OLLU sociology professor, will be screened on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Thiry Auditorium to support Posada Guadalupe.

The film, which won “Best Documentary” at the Andromedia Film Festival, tells the story of professor Renelinda Arana’s mother, who fled violence and civil war in Nicaragua 30 years ago for a better life in the U.S.

Sponsored by the Center for Women in Church and Society, the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research and OLLU’s Sociology program, “Sandra’s Return” explores identity, memory and whether one can ever return home again. 

The film was created by Dr. Arana and her husband, Colin Bressler. It has been accepted into four film festivals: the Andromedia Film Festival, the Hollywood Venus Awards, the NY Latino Film Market and 42 cinefestival.

 “Sandra’s Return” may be viewed virtually on WebEx at: https://bit.ly/3zIdIgB. The password is OLLU.

Donations will be accepted for Posada Guadalupe which takes in injured and sick men and male immigrant youth, who have aged out of detention centers for unaccompanied minors.