Justice in Immigration - Undeterred
2018 Social Justice Film Festival
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 6:30pm
If hope is a discipline and democracy our foundation, we must face the inhumanity of separating families and dehumanizing communities. Join us for discussion and films documenting the changing lines that demarcate identity, immigration, and institutions. Centered around the feature film Undeterred, this evening is about how Hope and Democracy transcend borders.
Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since the creation of NAFTA, September 11, and through the Obama and Trump administrations, border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand our rights and to provide aid to injured, often-times dying migrants funneled across a wilderness desert.
Sponsored by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
(Eva Lewis, USA, 79 min)
Nature neither sees nor creates borders — only man does; and just as butterflies journey from area to area — so does man. An animation based on a true story.
(Aileen Candelerio, USA, 5 min)
Little Rebel is a humanizing response to the Muslim travel ban. From Isatou’s Gambian origins to pursuing asylum, education and advocacy work — witness the resilience of an immigrant’s story.
(Aimie Vallat and Guido Ronge, USA, 9 min)
Each day, people flee the U.S. to seek asylum in Canada. Janet and Wendy make sure these individuals have all that they will need for their journey: hats, gloves, and compassion.
(Michael C. Hansen, USA, 7 min)