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GoodCinema Presents: Immigrant Detention Short Films

September 11, 2018

Short Films:
Immigrants for Sale
Immigrant Prisons
Deportation Nation
Beyond The Wall

Victor Galvan – CIRC
Jorge Castañeda – Castañeda Law
Mekela Goehring – RMIAN
Jamie Torres – City of Denver
Greg Mortimer – Casa de Paz

This GoodCinema event, the second of a three-part film series on social justice, explores an issue that has garnered widespread attention under Trump’s zero-tolerance, immigrant detention policy at the border. Four short films will be screened: Immigrants for Sale, Immigrant Prisons, Deportation Nation, and locally produced Beyond the Wall. This will be followed by an audience discussion led by a panel of experts named below.

We are a country built by immigrants, but similar to various points in our country’s history, we find ourselves at a crossroads in the way our government is approach immigration issues. Families are fleeing their homes and coming to America with hopes of refuge and a fresh start, but instead of welcoming them, our government has taken a zero-tolerance policy to border security. The result has been families being separated and detained, due process being ignored, and a growing anti-immigrant rhetoric that is driving a wedge across America. Are we really safer by enforcing a hardline stance on immigration? Do immigrants take away or contribute to our economy? Why are refugees fleeing to our country, and what can we do as a community to humanely address this issue in a way that benefits our society? Let’s talk about it.

Victor Galvan – Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Jorge Castañeda – Castañeda Law
Mekela Goehring – Rocky Mtn Immigrant Advocacy Network
Jamie Torres – Denver Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
Greg Mortimer – Casa de Paz


September 11, 2018
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CO United States


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