~*El Viajecito de un Sueño*~ ('The little trip of a dream')
The volunteer-run local (im)migrant rights advocacy group, Fuerza/Puwersa, launches the first event within a series titled, "The Humanizing Migration Project", with the screening of El Viajecito de un Sueño this coming Nov 9th.
Monday, November 9, 2009
This documentary follows the experiences of Jen Lawhorne who journeys to Ocotitlan, Morelos, Mexico to visit the families, and the community in which her friends grew up, before they migrated to the United States. Through this visit Jen begins to better understand the lives of her friends and in turn begins to gain a better understanding of undocumented migration to the United States. From there Jen travels to the US-Mexican border to connect her friends' stories to this point of division. She heads to the dessert with the organization No More Deaths, documenting encounters with border security and the infamous Minutemen. The issue of migration becomes increasingly humanized to her.
( Spanish and English,34 minutes)
(FREE food from Salsateria will be served)
*Jen Lawhorne, American activist and filmmaker, will be present to speak about her film and experience.
*There will be a short presentation about the Canadian context, undocumented migration to Canada, and the recent violent immigration raids that have occurred throughout southwestern Ontario.
2 screening times & locations:
1) 5:30-University of Guelph, Mackinnon Building, room 312
2) 8:30-Ed Video, Downtown Guelph, 40 Baker Street
5:30pm, and again at 8:30pm (see "Where" above)
So come out to this event. We invite you to take a short break, watch a good film and discuss an important issue.