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GoodCinema Presents: Immigrant Detention Short Films

 

Sie Filmcenter

2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80206

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The second of GoodCinema's three-part social justice film series explores an issue that has garnered widespread attention under the zero-tolerance immigration policy. We will screen four short films: Immigrants for Sale, Immigrant Prisons, Deportation Nation, and locally produced Beyond the Wall. This will be followed by an audience discussion led by a panel of experts.

We are a country built by immigrants, but similar to various points in our country’s history, we find ourselves at a crossroads in the way that immigration is handled. Families are fleeing their homes and coming to America with hopes of refuge and a fresh start, but instead of welcoming them, our government has taken a zero-tolerance policy to border security. The result has been families being separated and detained, due process being ignored, and a growing anti-immigrant rhetoric that is driving a wedge across America. Are we really safer by enforcing a hardline stance on immigration? Do immigrants take away or contribute to our economy? Why are refugees fleeing to our country, and what can we do as a community to humanely address this issue in a way that benefits our society?

Let's talk about it.

PANELISTS:
Victor Galvan - Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Jorge Castañeda - Castañeda Law
Mekela Goehring - Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Jamie Torres - City of Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
Greg Mortimer - Casa de Paz

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