theviolincolorFresno State’s CineCulture film series presents the film “The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos)” as part of this month’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The screening will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Peter’s Education Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center at Fresno State (west of Save Mart Center).  Director Sergio Machado Ribeiro dos Santos will lead a discussion after the film.

The Violin Teacher (Tudo Que Aprendemos Juntos)” ( tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the teacher and the students open the door into a new world.

The 102-minute film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.  The film screening is co-sponsored by Fresno State’s Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies ( and the Department of History (

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at or visit the CineCulture website. See original press release.