Issue Date: 
October 2, 2006

Jerome Branche, a professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences, facilitated a discussion that accompanied a Sept. 23 screening of La Raiz Olvidada (The Forgotten Roots) in Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room in Oakland. La Raiz Olvidada, which documents the history of Mexico’s often overlooked African populations, was part of Women of Visions, Inc.’s Migrations of the African Diaspora film series.