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La Americana

A Reel Progress Screening

October 6, 2009, 7:00pm ET - 8:30pm ET

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About This Event

"La Americana" is an intimate documentary following Carmen, an undocumented immigrant, on a journey from Bolivia to New York City and back as she struggles to save the life of her ailing daughter. Her unforgettable story is woven into the current immigration crisis in the United States, putting a human face on this timely and controversial issue. Through interviews and a sweeping cinema-vérité narrative, "La Americana" takes its viewers on an international journey following the personal and political tragedy of an undocumented immigrant in New York City.

Featured Speaker:
Nicholas Bruckman, Writer, Director, Producer, "La Americana"
Jesse Thomas, Producer, "La Americana"

Moderated by:
Angela Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress

Pizza will be served at 6:30 p.m.


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Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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