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Adelante / Forward

A film by Noam Osband

USA, Community/Social Issue Documentary, 2012
59 min, DVCAM, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Director/producer Noam Osband in attendance

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Mexican newcomers are revitalizing a dying Irish-Catholic church in Norristown, PA. Now, the sounds of children giggling have returned to the church, and mariachis join bagpipers in celebrating community events.  Focused on a priest and a young Mexican couple, we learn how this cultural shift has brought new challenges and energy to this old parish located outside of Philadelphia. ADELANTE has screened at the Days of Ethnographic Film Fest, as well as Ethnocinea and the CAMRA Screening Scholarhsip Film Fest.

Texas Premiere

About the director

Noam Osband wNoam Osband is an anthropology PhD student and filmmaker. His prior short film SEARCY COUNTY, about an Arkansas cattle auction, has screened at over fifteen festivals including the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and the Sebastopol Documentary Festival. ADELANTE will be the first documentary film ever submitted for a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.


Producer: Noam Osband
Cinematographer: Noam Osband
Editor: Noam Osband

Print Source: Noam A. Osband,



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