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|Bringing the Border to the Bay: 3 Short Films|
|Date||Sunday September 22|
|Time||4:30 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Education Bldg. 2nd Fl.
Connie Barbour Rm.
1606 Bonita, Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
These 3 films highlight the human and environmental costs of border militarization. Everyone is invited to come see the impacts of current U.S. border policy on immigrants, border communities, human rights, and the environment. Immigrants For Sale (2013, 33 min.) is a ground-breaking documentary that goes inside the private immigrant-detention industry through the lens of those most impacted and the players behind the trade, examining the multi-billion dollar profits that fuel it all. Wild Versus Wall (2010, 20 min.) covers the ecological effects of the border wall along the U.S. boundary with Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security waived 37 federal environmental-protection and other laws along our borderlands, resulting in a brutalized landscape and a compromised legal system. The Fence (2010, 30 min.), award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy’s HBO documentary, includes candid interviews with Border Patrol agents, ranchers, environmentalists, and voices from both sides of the border-security debate. Kennedy uses humor to highlight contradictions and politically driven misinformation, as well as the ineffectiveness and costliness of the controversial border barrier. Following the films will be a Q&A with people who know the situation first-hand.
For more info call: 415-924-3227 or visit : http://www.mitfamericas.org/Calendar.htm
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee , Sierra Club Borderlands Team, and Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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