Former Library Student Worker Goes Hollywood

San Francisco, actually.

Washington and Lee alumna Lorena Manriquez (C’88) will be hosting the world premiere of her documentary film Ulises’ Odyssey on Thursday, 25 September 2014, at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival.

Lorena presented a working version of Ulises’ Odyssey to students and faculty in W&L’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies program in the spring of 2012. The film eloquently and sensitively tells the story of Lorena’s ongoing discovery of her family’s relationships with the former Punochet regime in her native Chile, a discovery that really began during her time at W&L. In a word, the film is beautiful.

The very local twist is that both Lorena and her husband, Greg Kettles (also C’88) worked in Leyburn Library during their time at W&L. Those of us currently on the library staff who were here in the mid-1980’s remember Lorena and Greg with enormous fondness and respect.

And, yes, the library is getting copies of Ulises’ Odyssey.

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