Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"Wetback" movie at Watkins Thursday June 29

WetbackAccording to this event listing, Democracy for Nashville's Film Club Selection for June is "Wetback," to be shown Thurday, June 29, at 6:30pm at the Watkins Film School:

This month's DFA Film Club selection is the explosive documentary film, "Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary", from Ironweed Films.

"Wetback" explores the controversial issue of illegal immigration from a perspective that the public or the press rarely see - that of the immigrants themselves. Arturo Perez Torres' film documents the peril and plight of several illegal immigrants as they encounter thieves, corrupt border patrol officers, and other harrowing obstacles on their way to America. "Wetback" explores what it is that drives so many working poor South and Central Americans to come to the United States and how the American "Minutemen" group is preparing to thwart their arrival.

There will be a discussion panel after the film with an amazing lineup of local panelists (details tba).

This event is being co-sponsored by the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and Watkins Film School.

Admission for the event is $7. Students with valid ID are $5.

Focus: Entertainment
Focus: Justice

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