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|I Was Born in Mexico But... / Life Deferred|
|Date||Sunday April 29|
|Time||3:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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Resource Center for Nonviolence
612 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Organizer/Author||Reel 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.
"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without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, and then saw the life-changing legislation passed only to see it repealed by the current U.S. administration.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