Monday, 04 March – Free Screening, Panel Discussion, and Reception:
THE UNAFRAID (Anayansi Prado and Heather Courtney, USA, 2018, 87 mins. In English and Spanish with English and Spanish subtitles)
The Unafraid is a feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. Shot in an observational style over a period of four years, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo as they navigate activism, pursuing their right to education, and fighting for the rights of their families and communities. The Unafraid shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States. Trailer
Monday, 25 March – Free Screening, Panel Discussion, and Reception
I’M LEAVING NOW (Ya me voy) (Lindsey Cordero, Armando Croda, Mexico/USA, 2018, 74 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Felipe has come to a crossroads. After 16 years in Brooklyn, working three low-paying jobs and collecting bottles on the street in his spare time and sending the bulk of his earnings home to his family in Mexico, he’s decided to return to his wife and the children he hasn’t seen in almost two decades. But when he informs his family of his homecoming, he discovers that they’ve squandered the money, are deeply in debt and don’t want him to return. They need him to stay in the US, continuing to earn.
I’m Leaving Now will be screening as part of Carnegie Hall’s ‘Migrations: The Making of America Festival’ – a citywide program with planned events through the months of March, April, and May.