Film and Exhibition Explore Personal and Impersonal Issues with Illegal Immigration
Free Film Screening on Tuesday, March 12, at 7pm
in the Helmut Stern Auditorium @ UMMA
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children. Director Rebecca Cammisa tracks the journey of several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the US on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Two short films on undocumented migration precede the main screening.
The screening is presented in conjunction with the UM Institute for the Humanities exhibition State of Exception which curates objects from Jason De León’s Undocumented Migration Project, the largest assemblage of migrant artifacts in the country. The exhibition is a collaboration between De León, UM assistant professor of anthropology, artist/photographer Richard Barnes, and IH curator Amanda Krugliak, and runs at the IH Gallery (202 S. Thayer Street) through March 12, 2013.
Jason De León and Amanda Krugliak will lead a guided tour and Q&A of State of Exception at the Institute for Humanities immediately following the screening.