Immigration and Human Rights Cinema Presents Two Films

Posted: May 11, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: May 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

The Immigration and Human Rights Cinema, a collaborative project of Unity in the Community and the Mason’s Prince William Campus, will conclude the spring term on Tuesday, May 25, with a program of two provocative films beginning at 6:30 p.m.

All are invited to the free screenings, which take place in the Verizon Auditorium on the Prince William Campus. Light refreshments precede the presentation.

“On the Line” is a short piece by American University faculty member Caroline Brown, who spent a year on the Arizona border embedded with The Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, a citizen group that seeks to secure the U.S. border. “On the Line” documents her experience and focuses on the immigration issue from the border protectionist vantage point.

“On the Line” will be paired with “Border War,” a film by Kevin Knoblock. Produced by Citizen’s United, a politically conservative organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., “Border War” documents the realities of the immigration issue from the perspective of those seeking to restrict immigration by securing the U.S.-Mexican border and removing undocumented immigrants. “Border War “reveals another aspect of the immigration argument taking shape in the U.S. Congress.

Brown and Greg Letiecq of Help Save Manassas will join the post-screening discussion.

For more information, e-mail Dexter Fox, chair of Unity in the Community, at mail@unityitc.org.

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