Date(s) - 06/07/2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for a screening of the new film, THE VIGIL, followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Jenny Alexander and local community leaders.
The screening is free, but seating will be limited. Please check out the film’s trailer!
June 7, 2014
6:30 pm Doors open
7:00 pm, Screening of the Vigil
8:15 pm, Q & A and conversation
We invite guests, if they are able, to contribute toward the filmmaking costs: http://thevigilfilm.tumblr.com/donate
Gina is an undocumented single mother who aspires to do more than just survive. The story follows her journey from living in fear of deportation to becoming a leader of a vigil on one of the toughest battlegrounds in America over immigration- Arizona. The Vigil is told from the point of view of Gina and the small group of determined immigrant women who join her to transform a vigil into a refuge for their community in the midst of the clash over Arizona’s groundbreaking anti-immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.
Gina and supporting characters Rosa and Maria are all mothers whose involvement is inspired by their faith, and the choices that shape the lives of their children. Their journey into leadership takes them all the way to the US Supreme Court, as America battles over who does and doesn’t belong. Through the lens of the women’s ritualized vigil, the film reveals how faith and longstanding cultural traditions create a sense of hope for a community at the epicenter of a political firestorm.
This is a story of those who are not considered American, making American history.
More info: http://vigilfilm.com/