The Documentary Film Program, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Politics and International Affairs, the American Ethnic Studies Program, and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program are all co-sponsoring a screening of the documentary From the Back of the Line: Voices of the Undocumented on Thursday September 19th, at 7 PM at the Annenberg Auditorium in Carswell Hall.
The film explores the impact of current legislation and immigration policies on the families of undocumented immigrants living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Through interviews and exploration, the film documents the struggles of individuals caught in low-priority deportation procedures, parents raising mixed status families, high school and college-age students who have lived in the United States since childhood and other situations current legislation passes over. From the Back of the Line seeks to give a voice and face to the people falling through the gaps of proposed immigration reforms. The film is produced by Armando Bellmas and Hannah Levinson and directed by Toby Shearer.
A Question and Answer session with the filmmakers and featured guests will follow the film. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
You can also view a trailer of the film by clicking here.