Join us Saturday, June 3rd at 10am for a free benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Rural Migrant Ministry, and Catholic Charities. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below), and proceeds will benefit the groups represented on the panel.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years. In English, Tagalog, and Spanish with subtitles.
(USA, Philippines / 2013 / Directed by Jose Antonio Vargas & Ann Raffaela Lupo)
Unrated / 89 mins.
ENGAGE: Learn, Build, Act
It’s near impossible to avoid the 24-hour news cycle and the onslaught of latest developments on social media, telling us how our country is divided and our people are hurting. The questions being asked over and over are: 1) What are these issues that everyone is talking about, their impact, and their origin? 2) What can be done and how?
Join the ENGAGE series as it presents selected social justice documentary screenings at Upstate Films. Each film in the series will touch upon an issue of our time. And each screening will be followed by a panel discussion where attendees will together have the opportunity to learn more and hear from people directly impacted by the issue.
Groups working locally on the ground are coming together to organize, underwrite, and present ENGAGE screenings each month. And every person will leave with some clear next steps for how to take action in their community.
ENGAGE is presenting these films for free, with a suggested $10 donation. All proceeds will go to different local groups working on the ground in the Hudson Valley.