Indocumentales presents “Elvira” at Americas Society

Listen to the Audio archive of Americas Society screening of Elvira

Still from “ELVIRA,” a film by Javier Solórzano Casarín, Mexico, 65 min. 2009

On December 20, 2011 Americas Society hosted the New York premiere and screening of ELVIRA (Javier Solórzano Casarín2009). The Mexican documentary film ELVIRA tells the story of Elvira Arellano, an undocumented mother that became an well known activist for migrants rights. A panel discussion was moderated by Shamina de Gonzaga, co-founder of what moves you? The panel included the Mexican filmmaker as well as the Executive Director of Families for Freedom (who were involved in the support of Elvira Arellano’s case).  The discussion opened a dialogue about the role of migrant activism and the role of cinema in activism, both particularly relevant topics given the Occupy Wall Street movement in NYC and around the world.

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