Feature Photo by KB35
6 pm: This is America
2008. USA, 60 mins.
Director: Jesse Salmeron Jose,
A gifted undocumented college student, must forsake his dreams when his mother is arrested and deported after an immigration raid on her workplace. He returns home and struggles to keep his family together as fear and paranoia spread through the neighborhood.
7:30 pm: A Forgotten Injustice
2009. USA 60 min.
Director: Vicente Serrano, 60 mins.
This is the first documentary that uncovers the story of almost two million Mexican Americans and U.S. citizens, who were forced out of the United States during the Great Depression in the 1930s. These people were forced to leave because of one reason: They were of Mexican descent. In order to avoid making the same mistakes in our efforts to find a solution to today’s immigration problem, we have to look back and learn from “A Forgotten Injustice”.