Screening of the documentary film, Which Way Home
The Division of Education is hosting a screening of the documentary film, Which Way Home, which dramatizes the plight of children who attempt to cross the border of Mexico into the US. The film is scheduled to be shown on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Madison Theatre. We will have a panel discussion and offer a Q & A session after the film. All are welcome to attend.
"Tackles the almost unfathomably complex immigration issue..."
David Hinckley, The New York Daily News
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
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