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Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Program: Film Screening: The Virgin Appears in La Maldita Vecindad
Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a showing of the film The Virgin Appears in La Maldita Vecindad on Sunday, September 29 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The program is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – Oct. 15.

This documentary brings together several distinct celebrations of the Virgen de Guadalupe in Durham, including those occurring outside a Durham apartment complex known as “la Maldita Vecindad” which is composed mainly of Mexican and Central American immigrants. Other celebrations include midnight processions, Mass and a relay run from Mexico City to New York City that passes through Durham. The documentary also explores Latin American immigrants in the United States.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Judy Quijano at 919-560-0157 or visit
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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