Double Feature – The Other Side of Immigration and Locked in a Box

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

TheOtherSideOfImmigrationAward winning The Other Side of Immigration documentary, based on interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside, explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. By understanding “the other side” of the story, we can begin to think about new and more creative ways that the U.S. and Mexican governments can work together to develop new solutions. The film is based on director Roy Germano’s Ph.D. research. The film won the 2011 Notable Video Award from the American Library Association and has been an official selection at over a dozen film festivals.
“Roy Germano’s “The Other Side of Immigration” does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as “threatening” and “illegal” a human face and to reveal the devastating personal effects of U.S. immigration and economic policies on our closest neighbors.”
– Douglas S. Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

LockedInABoxLocked in a Box, (24 min, David Barnhart, 2015) Another award winner, Locked in a Box, — Rediscovering our Humanity in Immigration Detention traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons. The film portrays the experience of people detained in the U.S. Immigration prison system and of those visiting them. Immigrants locked away like prisoners, when they’ve committed no crimes, experience isolation. They are far from their families with no support system. The film strips away political rhetoric to expose the human cost of detention. View the trailer.

Special Guests: Representatives from AID NW and other immigrant aid organizations will join us for the discussion.

Sponsors: Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition

Release Year: 2009

Running Time: 55 min

Director: Roy Germano

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