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Summer Human Rights Film Series: Which Way Home

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education


Camera As Witness: Human Dignity—Faces of ImmigrationThis film series is moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness program director and founder of the UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) international documentary film festival. This year, Bojic is devoting the series to the urgent and fraught challenge of human immigration. The filmmakers in this Summer’s series give this global political issue a human face, taking us inside the lives of men women and children who leave home, setting out for what they hope will be better and safer lives elsewhere. Which Way Home (83 min.)Director: Rebecca CammisaAs the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Which Way Home, shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." The filmmaker tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, 9-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota; and Jose, a 10-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center. The film focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment, and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about—the invisible ones.

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