AUGUST 27th DEFENESTRATOR MOVIE NIGHT: THE LITTLE TRIP OF A DREAM
Firehouse Bicycles (50th and Baltimore Ave)
Thursday August 27, 2009
Q & A with filmmaker Jen Lawhorne afterwards .
The documentary is about an experience where the connections between two worlds become stronger and solidarity tears down walls. "The Little Trip of a Dream" portrays lives of undocumented people living in Richmond, Va., the lives they left behind in Mexico and the reality of crossing the U.S./Mexico border.
The documentary tells the story of an American woman who during a trip to Mexico meets the village of her undocumented friends with whom she works back in Richmond, Va. In interviews with the community, the woman, Jen, comes to understand her friends' motivations for migrating to the U.S. Jen also runs into former co-workers and her friends' family members who stayed behind. Curious, Jen travels to the U.S./Mexico border to see the conditions in which her friends had to travel. There, she meets activists who are trying to help migrants and other people who don't want migrants to enter the U.S. Jen explores the border and its different manifestationsand when she returns to Richmond to share her experience with her friends,she sees them with new eyes.
Filmmaker Jen Lawhorne will be there to talk about her film and answer any questions the audience may have.
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