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The Other Tom

Film Screening and Discussion

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at UWL 2022


Elena is a single mother who relies on Social Services. Her son Tom has behavioral issues and is stigmatized at school as a "problem child" in the border city of El Paso, Texas. An absent father further complicates their difficult relationship. Tom is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed psychiatric medication, but a strange accident alerts his mother as to its side effects. When Elena refuses to continue administering the drugs to Tom, Social Services threaten to remove him from her custody.

Presentation and discussion by Dr. Astrid Lorena Ochoa Campo (GCL).

Hispanic Heritage Month at UWL 2022 is organized by the Institute for Latin American and Latino Studies (ILLAS), and the Department of Global Cultures & Languages. Events are made possible with the support of the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CASSH), Murphy Library, and Wisconsin Public Radio. For more information, or special accommodations, please contact Dr. Omar Granados at


  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2022


Student Union Theatre, 120 Student Union

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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Student Union


For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Omar Granados at 608.785.5243 or


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