The right to human mobility is as fundamental as the right to live a life free of discrimination and to freely express one’s opinions. Join us on August 11th for the screening of the documentary film, The Facility, directed by Seth Freed Wessler of Field of Vision.
Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and their release. Separated from their families, and fearing for their lives, they take bold action. But officials who run the detention center are intent on keeping these men and women silent, and keeping them locked up.
Filmed using the cameras attached to tablets installed inside the detention center cell-blocks, the film is a unique, real-time chronicle of a life in an immigration detention facility, and of a struggle for freedom and accountability.
Following the 26-minute short documentary film screening, we will have a short conversation and Q&A with two of the film’s protagonists Nilson Barahona and Andrea Manrique.
*This event will be held in Spanish with English interpretation on Zoom*