“Run Carlos Run,” a documentary about Carlos Ibarra who ran 3,000 miles from Brooklyn, Ny. to his hometown Costa Mesa, Calif., will be screening on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m., in Stubbs 100 on the ULM campus.
The screening is a joint effort with the ULM Communication program and the ULM Speech and Debate Forum’s Traveling Scholar series. Established in 2009 by Dr. Lesli Pace, the series brings guest lecturers, scholars, and artists to the ULM campus. The screening is a specific component of the communication advocacy concentration in the communication program.
Ibarra, along with a team of filmmakers, produced a series of episodes that documented his story as well as the stories of the people he met along his expedition. His website, runcarlosrun.org, states that this isn’t just his story, “but the story of everyone who calls America their home.”
Currently, Ibarra is traveling across the country, bringing his film to different businesses, festivals, philanthropic organizations, and universities. The Run Carlos Run team says they hope to inspire other individuals to chase their dream just as Ibarra has.
Following the screening there will be a meet and greet with Ibarra and the filmmakers and a short question and answer segment.
This event is open to students, faculty, and the community and admission is free.