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CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO HOST SPECIAL SCREENING OF “BELLA”

Monday, October 08, 2007  
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For Immediate Release Contact: Mercy Viana Schlapp
October 8, 2007 703-470-4794
*MEDIA ADVISORY*
CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TO HOST SPECIAL SCREENING OF "BELLA”
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is hosting a special screening of the award-winning film, "Bella.” Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, "Bella," is a heartwarming story that celebrates life, love and family. Starring Mexican superstar Eduardo Verastegui and Emmy award winning actress Tammy Blanchard, Bella is inspired by a true story that shows how one day changed three people's lives forever. Directed by Alejandro Monteverde and produced by Metonia Films, this film "promises to make a meaningful difference in people's lives."
WHO: Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL—21), Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)
Congressman Joe Baca (CA-43), Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
 Director Alejandro Monteverde
 Actor Eduardo Verastegui
WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2007
 5:30 p.m. Reception
 7:00 p.m. Movie
WHERE: National Cable and Telecommunications Association Theatre
 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
 Washington, DC
CHLI is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering a broader awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. It was founded under the leadership of Members of Congress who have come together to offer an alternative voice for the largest minority community of the United States, the U.S. Hispanic community. Its establishment serves as a strong testament to the vibrant growth and increasingly important role of our communities. 
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