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"The Second Cooler" Migrant Justice Documentary Screening

Date: 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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"The Second Cooler / La segunda nevera" - The award-winning migrant justice documentary is coming to the University of Alabama in Huntsville! September 25th, 5:30 PM - in the Charger Union Theater (on Holmes Ave, beside the parking deck) A Q&A session with director Dr. Ellin Jimmerson and a reception are to follow. This event's open to the public, sponsored by the UAH Office of Diversity, College of Liberal Arts, Women's and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Spanish Club and the Hispanic Student Organization. The Second Cooler / La segunda nevera A Documentary by Ellin Jimmerson Narrated by Martin Sheen The Second Cooler is a documentary about illegal migration shot primarily in Alabama, Arizona, and in northern and central Mexico. The premise is that Arizona is the new Alabama—the epicenter of an intense struggle for migrant justice. The documentary’s purpose is to bring basic migration issues into focus. Those issues include the impact of free trade agreements on migration, the lack of a legal way for poor Latin Americans to come to the United States, the inherent abuses of the guest worker program, the fact that many migrants are indigenous people, anti-immigrant politics in Alabama, the thousands of migrant deaths at the border, and an escalating ideology of the border.

Event Phone Number: 

256-824-6426

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