NYC Film Showing - Abused: The Postville Story

June 10, 2016 at 7pm - 10pm
Justice Center en el Barrio
1637 Park Ave
New York, NY 10029
United States
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Luis Argueta directs a documentary about one of the largest workplace ICE raids in U.S. history. On May 12, 2008, ICE officials led a military style raid where they arrested nearly 400 undocumented workers in Postville, Iowa. 

The film exposes the devastating effects of a racist U.S. immigration policy that focuses on dividing and separating families. This is especially relevant as the Obama administration has recently called for a new wave of deportations for the next 30 days focusing on women and children from Central America.

By interviewing the arrested workers, their children, pastors, defense attorneys, and community members, the film captures the terror caused by ICE, the court system, and how this tears a small immigrant town apart. See first hand how the human rights of undocumented immigrants are violated and how families are torn apart through deportation. This film has been an official selection by film festivals across the globe including Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, and Italy. Come by to experience the film and have a chat with a special guest involving in the film-making process. Then, join us for a discussion that connects the immigrant rights movement to other movements in the U.S. and how we should unite in the face of repression.


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