Immigration Program

Immigration Program

Date

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Showtime

12:00 PM

Part I – 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Trails of Hope and Terror / Trazos de esperanza y terror (USA)

Vincent De La Torre | USA | 2016 | Documentary | 53 min | NM Premiere | Spanish with English Subtitles

The thesis of the documentary attempts to answer the question why we, in the United States, currently have an immigration dilemma on our Southern borders. The question is explored in an academic and scholarly matter that is nonetheless accessible to the viewer. Trails of Hope and Terror: The Movie is a fifty-five minute documentary focused on the topic of immigration.

La idea de este documental pretende responder a la cuestión de por qué nosotros, en los Estados Unidos, tenemos actualmente un dilema migratorio en nuestras fronteras del sur. La cuestión es vista desde una perspectiva académica y algo elevada que, sin embargo, se hace accesible a los espectadores. Trazos de esperanza y terror: la película es una pieza documental de 55 minutos centrada en el tema de la inmigración.

AWARDS: United Latino International Film Festival, (In) Justice for All Film Festival, Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/6AzSnFNBa30

 

Part II – 1:30 - 3:00 pm

So Far From God / Lejos de Dios (USA)

Bret Polish | USA | 2016 | Short film | 13:40 min | NM Premiere | Spanish with English Subtitles

Determined to find her father in the U.S., a rebellious Mexican teen risks her life to make a perilous solo journey hiding in a truck with 15 undocumented immigrants and a limited air supply.

Decidida a encontrar a su padre en los Estados Unidos, una adolescente mejicana arriesga su vida para emprender un peligroso viaje escondida en un camión con otro 15 migrantes indocumentados y suministro de aire limitado.


The Returned / Retornados (Honduras)

Sarah Kuck & Meredith Hoffman | Honduras | 2017 | Short film | 17:00 min | NM Premiere | Spanish with English Subtitles

Retornados is a short documentary about three families who have been forced to return to Honduras and the extremely violent conditions they fled. Moving through the restless streets of the unstable capital city and into the drama and determination of each family’s story, the film explores the experience of being returned to a familiar, yet increasingly unsafe situation.   Retornados joins the families immediately after their unsuccessful attempts at crossing the U.S. border.

Retornados es un corto documental sobre tres familias que se han visto forzadas a retornar a Honduras y sobre las condiciones de extrema violencia que han tenido que soportar. A través de las movidas calles de la capital, ciertamente inestable, y mediante el drama y determinación de cada historia familiar, el filme explora la experiencia de volver a una situación familiar en la que, a pesar de todo, la inseguridad crece exponencialmente. Retornados reúne a las familias inmediatamente después de sus intentos infructuosos de cruzar la frontera con EEUU.


Our Barrio / Nuestro barrio (USA)

Ryan Casselman | USA | 2016 | Short film | 28:45 min | NM Premiere | Spanish with English Subtitles

Our Barrio tells the story of Gabriela, a young woman on the verge of adulthood, who lives with her family in a diverse neighborhood. Struggling with her identity, Gabriela is forced to reckon with herself when her life comes to an abrupt halt. Finding beauty in life’s quietest, yet most meaningful moments, Our Barrio is an exploration of the Latin-American experience -and the human experience as a whole- as it delves into the topics of compassion, community and overcoming adversity.

Nuestro barrio narra la historia de Gabriela, una chica joven en edad casi adulta que vive con su familia en un barrio diverso. Luchando por descubrir su identidad, Gabriela se ve forzada a plantearse a sí misma cuando su vida llega a un eventos inesperado. Nuestro barrio encuentra la belleza en la tranquilidad de los momentos importantes y se adentra en la experiencia latinoamericana (y, en rasgos generales, humana), a la vez que trata temas como la compasión, el sentido de comunidad y la forma en la cual afrontar las adversidades.


Instructions how to get there:

Off-campus guests can find Ortega Hall on the UNM Campus Map, where it's marked as Building #79. The Reading Room is located on the 3rd floor of Ortega Hall.

The nearest closest parking is the UNM Yale Parking Structure, designated as Building #144 on the map. Hourly parking is available for $1 per half-hour or a $5 flat rate. Only credit cards can be used for payment.


In collaboration with UNM Latin American and Iberian Institute

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