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Documentary on Migrants in Arizona To Be Screened at Yale


New Haven, Conn. — The plight of migrants who pour into Arizona at the rate of an estimated 4,500 daily is the subject of the documentary “Crossing Arizona,” which will be screened at Yale on November 13 at 7 p.m. in Room 102 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street.

The screening is free and open to the public.

The film looks at the effect intensified border control in California and Texas has had on illegal border crossers forced to seek refuge and work in Arizona. The documentary also takes the broader view of how their plight has galvanized segments of the population—from vigilante patrol groups and anti-migrant activists to humanitarian groups and farmers who depend on their labor.

“Crossing Arizona” has been shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Mexico and the Munich Film Festival, among others. It has received several awards including the One Future Prize 2006 at the Munich festival and Best Documentary at the Arizona International Film Festival.

There will be a post-screening panel discussion, featuring the filmmaker Dan DeVivo, Yale students Gerry Cadava and Adriana Garcia and Laura Huizar, the program director for the Junta for Progressive Action.


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