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August 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies joins FICA-DC, BYP100, Sanctuary DMV, and La ColectiVA to host the DC stop of Eva Lewis‘ tour of the border lands to present her film, Undeterred to communities resisting CBP and ICE.
Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand our rights and to provide aid to injured, oft times dying people funneled across a wilderness desert. The film was made by Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca and long time member of People Helping People in the Border Zone (PHP). Undeterred was created in close collaboration with the Arivaca community and members of PHP.
Panel discussion after the screening:
- Eva Lewis, filmmaker,
- John Chadwell Sanctuary DMV,
- Nnennaya Amuchie, BYP100
- Moderated by IPS’s New Mexico Fellow, Karla Molinar.