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I Was Born in Mexico But... / Life Deferred
Date Sunday April 29
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorReel Work May Day Labor Film Festival
I Was Born in Mexico But...
From filmmaker Corey Ohama, a creative portrait of a young woman who thought she was a U.S. citizen but finds out as a teen that she is undocumented. Because she doesn't want to appear on camera, found footage from U.S. culture illuminates her voice as she struggles with her new identity and the reality of not being able to legally drive, work or reside in the U.S.

Life Deferred
"Vida Diferida" or Life, Deferred" by Brenda Avila-Hanna, an independent filmmaker born and raised in Mexico, highlights the lives of two young immigrant women who grew up without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, and then saw the life-changing legislation passed only to see it repealed by the current U.S. administration.

Speakers: Corey Ohama, filmmaker; Brenda Avila Hanna, filmmaker; Gabriela Cruz, Santa Cruz Dreamers Project

Event Host: Santa Cruz Indivisible

Presented as part of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival
Added to the calendar on Monday Apr 9th, 2018 4:54 PM

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