Which Way Home?
Which Way Home? is the Academy-Award nominated film by Rebecca Cammisa documenting true stories of some of the migrant children who make the perilous journey unaccompanied from Central America through Mexico to try to reach the United States, seeking to re-unite with their parents or simply to find a better life. These stories illustrate how U.S. immigration and border enforcement policies affect families thousands of miles away who have no recourse but to migrate without documents so as to find opportunities for work.
These young kids, from impoverished families in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, make up five percent of annual migration to the States. It’s a brutal journey, traveling atop the train called “La Bestia,” where they risk gang raids and falling to their deaths. Cammisa’s remarkable, eye-opening, and deeply moving documentary, made in Mexico as the result of a Fulbright Scholar grant, details their hopes and dreams, and follows home those lucky enough to escape with their lives (and the bodies of those not). These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the children you never hear about; the invisible ones.
Join the Immigration Information Response Team of Lincoln County Coastal Progressives on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport, as we view this feature-length film and discuss the need for a humane immigration policy on both sides of the border. A situation where some 85,000 children annually are risking their lives to try to come here is unacceptable. Which Way Home? is a film that informs and inspires. The first step in creating real change is to give people the knowledge of what is actually happening.
For more information, call (541) 265 6216.