P O W E L L, W y o. - The public is invited to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Uruguay Thursday, Oct. 26, at a 7:30 p.m. program titled "Uruguay: Under the Southern Cross" in the Orendorff Building Lounge at Northwest College in Powell.
The presenters are all individuals who traveled to Uruguay last March as part of a photography travel class. Anthony Polvere, a member of the NWC photography faculty who led the class, will emcee the evening and contribute, along with fellow traveler Helena DeFina, to a discussion of Uruguay's modern history, culture and current events.
A 40-minute video shot and edited by Dennis Davis follows, giving the audience visual and audio illustrations of the speakers' comments. Davis is an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication at Northwest.
Other travelers to Uruguay will be on hand to offer their personal insights about the trip and answer questions.
The audience will be regaled with yet one more sensory treat near the close of the event when some of Uruguay's traditional desserts, flan, rice pudding and herbal mate tea, are served.
The evening concludes with an encouragement to continue learning about South American cultures cinematically the following night.
To complement the Uruguay program, the Rosebud Film Group will show an Argentinian movie Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building.
The film "Historias Minimas" (renamed "Intimate Stories" in English) was awarded a special jury prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It's billed as "a deceptively simple yet delightful road movie concerned with three disparate characters heading for the Argentine city of San Julian."
"Uruguay: Under the Southern Cross" is co-sponsored by the Northwest College Photo Department and the NWC Multicultural Events Committee. The Rosebud Film Group presentation is a project of the NWC Humanities Division.
Admission to both the Uruguay program and the Argentinian movie is free.