Documentary of SUU Students in Mexico to be Screened at Convocation
October 12, 2009
Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce a documentary film screening of “Dado-Southern Utah University in Mexico” presented by the filmmaker Benjamin Petersen. The presentation will be Tuesday, October 13h at 11:30 AM in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Over the past decade hundreds of SUU students, faculty, staff, and supporters have traveled during their spring, winter, and summer breaks to southern Sonora, Mexico to offer helping hands in a huge variety of service and educational projects. Working side-by-side residents in the communities of Guaymas, Empalme, and Hermosillo, these SUU volunteers have served in orphanages, schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, after-school programs, and have even built homes in desperately poor barrios.
In the spring of 2009 filmmaker Ben Peterson, who had himself previously participated in these service endeavors at SUU, joined the trip to film the work being done in Mexico. The resulting documentary is titled Dado: Southern Utah University in Mexico. The Convocations program at SUU is pleased to invite Mr. Peterson back to SUU for a screening of his film to be followed by questions and answers with many of the SUU personnel currently overseeing the tremendous work being done in Mexico. Additionally, many of the students, faculty, staff, and SUU supporters who have participated in service in Mexico will be in attendance at this Convocation.
Copies of Dado: Southern Utah University in Mexico will be available on DVD with all proceeds going to the SUU Service & Learning Center. For a $1 donation, you may also buy a brick that will be used to build homes in Guaymas. Opening remarks will be offered by SUU Provost Brad Cook.