An advance screening of the film "America's Family" will be presented at The Loft Cinema in Tucson on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30pm followed by a Q&A with director Anike Tourse.
The event will be moderated by Human Rights Practice Professor Beverly Seckinger and is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights (CHIRLA) in Los Angeles, for which Human Rights Practice Alum Danielle Hochman is Production Coordinator. The Border Zones Screening Series is a presenting partner of this screening and is made possible by the UA Sawyer Seminar on Neoliberalism at the Neopopulist Crossroads
When ICE raids the Diaz family home on Thanksgiving, Mother Marisol is arrested and locked up in detention, son Koke is deported to Mexico, and Father Jorge flees for protective sanctuary in a local synagogue. The two American-born children; young attorney Emiliano and his teen sister Valentina (while also managing her epilepsy) race to do whatever they can to reunite the family while their parents and brother do what they must to get home.