WHERE: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716
WHEN: May 15th, 2013 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
May 15th is “International Day of Families”, a UN sponsored event. To bring awareness to this day, Border Action Network and The Loft Cinema would like to invite you to attend this special presentation of the film “Shattered”, presented by the Latino Policy Coalition. The film will screen at 7PM at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85716. Admission is $7 for the general public and $6 for Loft Cinema members.
The film Shattered is the dramatic story of a young mother and her two children, caught up in the mass separation of tens of thousands of American born children from their deported parents. Shattered embodies what more than 46,000 families endured when parents were part of massive ICE detentions and deportations in the United States, within the first six months of 2011 alone.
During these sweeps many parents were unable to claim or make arrangements for their children to be returned to them, or to be cared for by close family members. Numerous children are permanently being separated from their parents’ love, by federally-funded county agencies that have inadequate or non-existent practices and policies, to address the distinctive circumstances that undocumented immigrant parents in detention or deportation proceedings face.
Currently, there is no national reunification registry of these children, and their current location, to assist these parents seeking to reunite with their children.
We hope this special screening will help shed light on the importance of family reunification and bring it into the Comprehensive Immigration Reform debate.
A panel discussion and Q & A will follow this film.
Jaime Gonzales, Filmmaker
Jim Gonzales chairman of the Latino Policy Coalition
Mo Goldman, Immigration Attorney
Juanita Molina. BAN and Humane Borders ED
Josue Saldivar, DACA recipient
Laurie Melrood, community educator on families separated by ICE detention and deportation
and a community member.