Columbus International Film + Video Festival presents:
Which Way Home
Friday, November 19 Ã‚Â· 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art & Design
60 Cleveland Ave (just south of the giant ART)
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the invisible ones.
Parking is free in CCAD lots.
Admission is just $5 (free for students and CIF+VF members).