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.

27 RSVPS
Ben Elizabeth Birriel Danny Shaw Carlota Andrea Arias Ponce Michaela Warnsley Laila Oweda Monica Cruz Rachel Field Vincent Tsai Caroline Inzucchi Telijah Patterson Dariella Rodriguez Sara Gillooly Sapphira Lurie Francis Dominic del Prado Marilyn Alvarado Alvarez Sofia Dadap Juan McFearless Peralta Tadii Nandalii Esther Aparicio Jerry Arias Yanina Calderon Madeline A Silva Shaniqua Pippen Ali Belen Abby Cobain Hyebin Hailey Lee

Who's RSVPing

Ben
Elizabeth Birriel
Danny Shaw
Carlota Andrea Arias Ponce
Michaela Warnsley
Laila Oweda
Monica Cruz
Rachel Field
Vincent Tsai
Caroline Inzucchi
Telijah Patterson
Dariella Rodriguez
Sara Gillooly
Sapphira Lurie
Francis Dominic del Prado
Marilyn Alvarado Alvarez
Sofia Dadap
Juan McFearless Peralta
Tadii Nandalii
Esther Aparicio
Jerry Arias
Yanina Calderon
Madeline A Silva
Shaniqua Pippen
Ali Belen
Abby Cobain
Hyebin Hailey Lee

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