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R!C!A! Film Screening: Wetback, The Undocumented Documentary

January 24, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary (92 minutes) 

Join us for a screening of Arturo Perez Torres’s Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary, winner of the 2005 Full Frame Spectrum Award.  This screening is part of a year-long celebration of Student Action with Farmworkers’ 20th Anniversary.

Wetback follows undocumented migrant workers from their home in Nicaragua across Central America and Mexico to the U.S.-Mexican border, meeting many other migrants along the way. They encounter gangs, vigilantes, corrupt law enforcement, physical danger, and safe havens in their attempt to be among the 10% of migrants who actually make it all the way into North America. The migrants, those who aid them, and those who turn them back all give their own perspectives on how this vast, illegal system trafficking in cheap labor and dreams actually functions, and what its terrible costs and perils are.In Spanish and English with English subtitles.

Immediately following the screening, join us for a panel discussion including North Carolina Rep. Paul Luebke (D), 2011 SAF Fellow Nandini Kumar, and SAF Advocacy and Organizing Director, Nadeen Bir.

Cosponsored by Student Action with Farmworkers and BorderWork(s).

 

 

 

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Date:
January 24, 2012
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Website:
http://fhi.duke.edu