Immigrant Prisons Series

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
5:45 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2019 PST
Location: Spokane (click for map)

The U.S. has the biggest immigrant prison system in the world, yet most Americans are unaware of the conditions found in immigrant prisons, and the mistreatment many detained immigrants endure. Brave New Films has hand-selected four short films for this series to change that.

With the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric, stock in the immigrant prison industry is skyrocketing and more ICE agents are being hired to patrol communities and lock up immigrants. This means more people are being detained every day and forced to live for days, weeks, and even months at a time in unsustainable conditions, all while giant corporations turn a profit. With the newest development of separating families at the border in 2018, this horrific situation seems to only be getting worse. 

Join us in watching the videos “Immigrant Prisons, Immigrants for Sale,” “No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe,” “Trauma at the Border” and “Families Torn Apart” to learn more about the immigrant prison industry, how it profits off the detention and suffering of people, and the injustices of the U.S. family separation policy. 

The movie will be followed by a facilitated discussion featuring 3 members of our Spokane Immigration Rights Coalition: Olga Lucia Herrera, Larry Valadez, Karen Gutierrez and Suzi Hokonson, a volunteer with the Asylum Legal team Al Ortro Lado.

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 56 minutes

Director: Brave New Films, several

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