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Join us for a screening of the movie Cinco de Mayo La Batalla, hosted by Shoreline Community College. Learn about the real meaning of this date (hint: it's not Mexico's Independence Day) and the importance of this date in Mexican and American history. There is no better way to learn about the history of this celebration than through this incredible film production. The director and screenwriter of the movie, Rafa Lara, will be at the SCC Theater for the screening, and will be answering questions from the audience after the film. The evening will be capped off by a reception with the director. On May 5th, 1862 , a few thousand Mexican soldiers under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army, the French army led by General Charles de Lorencez in one legendary battle near the city of Puebla, for freedom, and for Mexico. Although not a major strategic win in the greater war, Zaragoza's success at Puebla came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath.
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