SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING OF “THE UNAFRAID” COMES TO Jackson, MS at the Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center.
NOTE: Please register for this free film event by clicking the “REGISTER FOR EVENT” button above and then select the button that says “PROCEED AS GUEST” and enter your name and e-mail, then print your ticket. Tickets are not required for entry, however we will need an accurate headcount in advance. Registration is also available via Facebook.
New PBS Documentary on DACA Students looks at the Challenges Facing Undocumented Immigrant Youth in the U.S. Today
Jackson, MS– In advance of the film’s PBS national broadcast premiere this fall, The Mississippi Hispanic Association (MHA) and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA) will host a free preview community screening of The Unafraid, an award-winning feature length documentary that follows the personal lives of three “DACAmented” students in Georgia, a state that has banned undocumented and DACA students from attending their top five public universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. The community is invited to participate in this free screening event on September 28, 2019 at 1pm at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts and leaders working on immigrant issues in our community. Tickets are available at www.mshispanicassociation.org.
Shot over a period of four years, The Unafraid takes an intimate look at the lives of Alejandro, Silvia and Aldo and the obstacles they face as they navigate activism, chasing their dream of education, and their families’ personal struggles and triumphs. The Unafraid is a unique portrait of growing up both American and undocumented in the United States.
The New York Times writes of the three youth featured in The Unafraid, “Their tenacity is inspiring; their struggles disheartening.” The film has received high praise from audiences and judges on the 2018-19 festival circuit, featured as the Closing Night Film at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival and winning the Kathleen Byran Edward Human Rights Award at their premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. At a time when migrant children are being separated from their families and held in squalid conditions in detention centers along the U.S.-Mexico border, this screening event will provide a space for community members to have open, honest, and informed discussion about immigration and the issues raised by the film.
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Attendees should visit www.mshispanicassociation.org for more information.
For more info and to watch the trailer for The Unafraid, visit www.theunafraidfilm.com.