September 11 | 6:45 pm-10 at Sié Theater | $15.00
Immigrant Detention Short Films- (Immigrants for Sale, Immigrant Prisons, Deportation Nation, Beyond the Wall)
This Good Cinema event, the second of our three-part film series on social justice, explores an issue that has garnered widespread attention under Trump’s zero-tolerance, immigrant detention policy at the border. 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 to be announced soon.
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 our government is approach immigration issues. 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.
The Presbytery of Denver Immigration Task Force invites us to attend this movie viewing.