Saturday, July 26, 2008

Reminder: Important Film and Discussion Series on Immigration

Unity in the Community
in collaboration with
George Mason University
Manassas Campus
University Life

Crossing the Line
An Immigration Film Series

at the
George Mason University
Manassas Campus, Verizon Auditorium

Sat, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Da Nadie -- Prepare for the journey as an unknown, a nothing, no one. Prepare to leave everything behind and travel alone. Prepare to face the same intimidation when you cross into the United States--if you live through it.

Sun, Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m. Letters From the Other Side -- A much-needed examination of the collateral damage of illegal immigration, sensitive. effective and emotionally potent. John Anderson, Variety

Sat, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. Golden Venture -- A shipload of immigrants runs aground creating a media circus and symbol of a growing national concern over undocumented immigration.

Sun, Aug. 10, 2:30 p.m. Ramchand Pakistani -- A true story of the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border, two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the 'untouchable' (Dalit) caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action on the lives of a woman, a man, and their son.

Sat, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. Alienated: Undocumented Immigrant Youth --
Undocumented immigrant youth face the challenges of life after high school without options for legalized work or college.


Beyond the Border -- Latinos seeking a better life have migrated to Kentucky, for low-paying jobs in the tobacco, manufacturing and horse racing industries. As Latino communities swell, so does the xenophobia and discrimination they face.

Sun, Aug. 17, 2:30 p.m. Under the Same Moon -- The reunion of 9-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario, who works as an illegal domestic in Los Angeles.

Sat, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Farmingville -- The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines,

Sun, Aug. 24, 2:30 p.m. To Be Announced

Following the films, join discussions facilitated by students from George Mason's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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