Indivisible, Documentary about families affected by deportations

INDIVISIBLE, SFLFF8 Official selection, screens at the Roxie Theater this month. We’re excited to welcome filmmaker Hilary Linder to the screening with a Q&A after the film. San Francisco Premiere.

INDIVISIBLE

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A!  SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.
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Who is Dayani Cristal? – Screening only if you get your tickets this week

Who Is Dayani Cristal? will screen in San Francisco and Berkeley for one showing only if you buy your tickets this week. Visit the links to buy tickets and learn more about the documentary.

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The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. San Francisco

June 4th 7:30PM at Opera Plaza Cinemas – San Francisco Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vN9SNn
June 9th 7:30PM at Berkeley 7 – Berkeley                 Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vNc8UN Postponed. Stay tuned.

Crowd-Funding Film Project: Prodigal Daughter

After nearly two decades disconnected- by choice- from her family and from her homeland, Prodigal Daughter Mabel Valdiviezo gets her American visa to reconnect with her family in Peru only to learn that the family barely survived the Fujimori regime. Moreover, there’s a secret of her own that she’s compelled to reveal.

Once face to face with her aging parents and now grown siblings, expectations come down clashing on both sides threatening an already fragile bond. Her family recriminates Mabel for her absence and candidly recount how they struggled to survive both terrorism and the dictatorship.

In a desperate attempt to seek a better life just like Mabel did, her brothers immigrated to Japan only to be deported right back. Her father had a bigamous marriage to a Japanese woman for a visa and her mother almost committed suicide over a mounting debt to a loan shark. They view Mabel as the lucky one, yet she still has to tell them how immigration brought her more sorrow than happiness.

Negotiating between their withheld affection and requests of financial help and visa sponsorship, Mabel gathers courage to tell her secret and put their demands into perspective. Now, she must find a way to regain their love and respect or risk being shunned and disowned. Prodigal Daughter explores the complex relationship between parents and children when geography and mismatched expectations sets them apart.

 

Harvest of Empire Screening in November

HARVEST OF EMPIRE A History of Latinos in America  is a documentary that traces Latin American immigration to the US back to US foreign policy activities in the region. This is a film adaptation of  Juan González (award winning journalist of Democracy Now!, New York Times, New York Daily News fame) book of the same name. Check out the trailer along with an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!

In addition to rare archival material, this film features interviews with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, Mexican historian Lorenzo Meyer, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, poet Martin Espada, journalists Maria Hinojosa and Gerald Rivera.

 

Monday, November 12 2012: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Brava Theater
2781 24th St, San Francisco

$10 Advance Tickets brownpapertickets.com / $12 at the door:   or call 800-838-3006

or at these stores: Modern Times, Marcus Books, City Lights, Global Exchange Store

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 3 screenings: 4:15 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
$10 advance tickets brownpapertickets.com /$12 at the the door  800-838-3006

or at these stores: Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore ($12 door)

In person:

Wendy Thompson-Marquez is the President and CEO of the Onyx Media Group and EVS Communications, Inc. In 2004 she was honored by the National Conference for Community and Justice with the Media and Community Service Award. Currently she is a board member of Latino Public Broadcasting, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Community Foundation in D.C.

Miguel Guerrero, Web Producer at KPFA, is also the Executive Producer and Host for Rock en Rebelión, a weekly Latin Alternative music and Public Affairs radio show, airing on KPFA every Sunday at 5 PM.

Miguel Gavilan Molina, a longtime activist, is the Executive Producer of KPFA Radio’s La Onda Bajita, and Associate Producer of Flashpoints.

Davey D, Popular Hip Hop journalist and media activist, is the Executive Producer ofKPFA’s Hard Knock Radio.

 

 

Upcoming screenings – Undertow & Immigration Nation!

Undertow

Undertow/Contracorriente

June 14 –  7PM- BollyHood Cafe

Join us for an encore screening of “UNDERTOW” on June 14 at BollyHood Cafe in the Mission.

Doors open at 7PM. Film at 8PM.  Meet up with other film lovers and join us for a drink. Cash bar. Co-presented with JCE Cinema. Click on the Brown Paper Tickets below to buy tickets.