GRAMNet Film Series 2011/12 – Immigrant Nation! : The Battle for the Dream (2010), 23 May 2012, Glasgow

GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network) is organizing a movie screening of Immigrant Nation! : The Battle for the Dream directed by Esaú Melemdez as part of World Day for Cultural Diversity For Dialogue and Development.

Imagine that you open your door one day to find police  officers standing before you and requesting to see your documentation.   This is the cataclysmic opening scene to Esaú Melemdez’s shockingly poignant  documentary, featuring a single mother named Elvira Arellano and her  American-born son, Saul. Faced with the dilemma of vehemently protesting the  deportation mandate or temporarily leaving her child behind so that he may  continue living in America, Elvira realizes the full potential of the Latino  American human rights movement.

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2012

Time: 6.30pm

Place: Centre for  Contemporary Arts CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

We will be joined by Anna Beesley, coordinator of Scottish Detainee Visitors (SDV).  Anna will say a few words about their work and  suggest how people can get involved.


The running time is 96 minutes.


Screenings are free of charge, open to  all. 

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