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    SusanB
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    Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents:

    Which Way Home

    Friday, November 19 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm

    Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design

    60 Cleveland Ave (just south of the giant ART)

    Columbus, OH

    Best Of Festival Winner and Academy Award Nominated Film, Which Way Home is an amazing journey into the other side of illegal immigration. As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.

    The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.

    They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.

    Parking is free in CCAD lots.

    Admission is just $5 (free for students and CIF+VF members).

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    *Tonight*

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    Chris Sunami
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    The film was amazing. I will be pondering it for a long time. I wish that some of the people here who have been pontificating on immigration had seen it. It doesn’t provide any answers –or even promote one point of view over another –but it does place a very human face on the whole situation.

    BTW, there is a a local connection to this film. One of the field producers for the film, Stephany Slaughter, did her doctoral work at the Ohio State University.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgaPU9rzTHQ

    Which Way Home could be a game changer in the immigration debate – if only more people see it. This 10-minute clip includes the story of Olga and Freddy, age 9, of Honduras.

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