To Keep Our Roots Alive

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June 5 - July 25, 2021

To Keep Our Roots Alive

A Devised Theater-Film Project
Directed by Juliette Carrillo
A Co-Production with: Brick Theatre Company, Black Door Theatre Company, Brown Bag Theatre Company and Theatre Woks


6:00 p.m. premiere
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An ensemble-driven work created through improvisation and inquiry, this film reflects on family lineage, heritage, culture and traditions through scenes, gesture and song.  We pondered the questions, "What in our family are we fighting to keep?” and “What in our family are we fighting to lose?” and found that at the center of that quest were tales of love, despair, respect, joy, humor and healing.

This film project was produced with the support of UCI Drama’s culture clubs:  Brown Bag, Black Door, Theater Wok and Brick Theater.


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Runtime:  53 minutes

Free admission

On-demand streaming of the film is available – below, with password – through July 25.

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June 5, 2021 - 6:00 pm
June 5, 2021 - 12:00 am
July 25, 2021 - 12:00 am