CineCulture presents ‘The Violin Teacher’ for Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

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