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Immigration Night – Trails of Hope and Terror

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Six short films address multinational perspectives on the desperation of refugees, life in a new country, the quest for asylum, and the intersection with human trafficking.

Feature film Trails of Hope and Tears paints the story of historic U.S./Mexican conflicts and economic forces behind the current crisis over the border, immigrant workers, and families.

Sponsored by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Trails of Hope and Terror PosterTwo teenagers’ encounters with the border have their origins in manifest destiny, the Mexican-American war, gunboat diplomacy, NAFTA, Operation Gatekeeper, and “prevention through deterrence.”

(Vincent de la Torre, USA/Mexico, 53 min)

General Admission: $10 | Senior/Student/Low-Income: $7 | BUY TICKETS




Screens With:

Dear GodDear God

A refugee-child’s still prayer.

(Sosi Chamoun, Sweden, 4 min)




Over TimeOver Time

Shafiq Hoque works at a neighborhood store in Toronto by day and drives for Uber at night. Juggling two jobs that seem precarious and impermanent, he finds solace and strength in his community.

(Mariam Zaidi, Canada, 14 min)





Remember Everything to Forget NothingRemember Everything to Forget Nothing

Remembering the names of those lost to the refugee crisis.

(Italy, 3 min)






I Seek Asylum

Dramatizing the hostility of the asylum interview process, this film is based on actual cases. It is voiced over by a client of the Helen Bamber Foundation, a survivor of torture.

(Anna Southgate, UK, 10 min)




After coming to the US to work as a housemaid, Geeta slowly realizes that although she is in the land of opportunity, her financial, personal and social freedoms are slowly being taken away from her.

(Sohil Vaidya, USA, 16 min)



The WallThe Wall

A grandmother and her grandson flee their city when, one night, the darkness arrives. Through fire, over waves, they escape only to reach a tall, endless wall.

(Nick Baker and Tristan Klein, Australia, 11 min)


November 16, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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