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Jesus Nebot, Actor, Filmmarker, and Activist To Appear At Clarkson
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October is Hispanic Heritage Month and Clarkson University will kick off its celebration with two appearances by Jesus Nebot, an internationally known actor and filmmaker. Nebot will present his critically acclaimed film NO TURNING BACK and a multicultural workshop, “Key Principles to Harmonious Living in a Multicultural Society.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6 in the Cheel Commons. Nebot will conduct the workshop at 7 p.m., Friday, October 7 in the Barben rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in Madrid, Spain and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, Jesus has starred in a number of popular television series in Spain and Latin America. He moved to the United States in 1999 and founded Zokalo Entertainment, an independent production company, based in Santa Monica, California.
According to Nebot, Zokalo’s goal is multifold, ”Zokalo aims to produce original and fresh films that will intrigue all audiences and being Latin-based, is in a prime position to address the film needs of the growing Latino population in America and Latin America.”
In addition to producing films, Nebo has continued to perform on stage and appear in such successful television series as NYPD Blue and Arrested Development.
Demonstrating the breadth of his talent, Nebot wrote, directed, produced and stars in No Turning Back, a film depicting the devastating journey of an illegal Honduran immigrant and his young daughter as they flee from American authorities. This feature film, based on actual events about Latino immigration, has received twenty-one international awards, including the ALMA Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture - the most prestigious award for any Latino production shot in the United States.
In his workshop, “Key Principles to Harmonious Living In A Multicultural Society”, Nebot will explore how we can overcome prejudice toward people who are different from ourselves. Participants will engage in exercises to experience first-hand how one can embrace and understand the beauty of other cultures.
Jesus Nebot’s appearance is sponsored by Clarkson University’s Office of Co-Curricular Education, SPECTRUM and SHPE. The film and workshop are free and open to the community.
PHOTO CAPTION: The film No Turning Back, starring Spanish actor and filmmaker Jesus Nebot, will be presented at Clarkson University at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 6 in Clarkson’s Cheel Commons. Nebot will present a multicultural workshop at 7 p.m., Friday, October 7 in in the Barben Rooms of Clarkson’s Cheel Campus Center. The appearance by Nebot is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The film and workshop are free and open to the public.