Spanish Studies, LAIS Program, and Human Rights Program Present
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Wall: The Effects of Its Imposing Presence on Migrant Families
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A screening of contemporary short films made in Mexico and the United States
The latest heinous acts of domestic terrorism and white supremacy put these incidents in the middle of the ongoing debate about immigration, border security, and national identity. In times of crisis, we need to know who the victims are, their challenges, and their dreams.
Please join us on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, at Preston Theater for the screening of The Wall: The Effects of Its Imposing Presence on Migrant Families, a firsthand look at the reality of the Hispanic population in the United States and the current undocumented immigration crisis, touching on topics such as the U.S.-Mexico border wall, the effects of family separation at the border, deportation, and DACA. Films to be shown include: Landfall by Stephanie Schiavenato (USA, 10 min., 2018); Erasing the Border by Laura Herrero Garvín (Mexico and USA, 12 min., 2018); What Would You Pack? by Sara Gozalo (USA, 3 min., 2018); Returned by Meredith Hoffman and Sarah Kuck (USA , 17 min., 2017); What Happens to a Dream Deferred by Scott Boehm and Peter Johnston (USA, 12 min., 2018).
In Spanish with English subtitles. Open to all.
Cosponsored by the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, the Spanish Studies Program, and the Human Rights Project. Presented in association with Live Arts Bard’s festival about borders, “Where No Wall Remains.”
For more information, call 845-758-7472, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm