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Filmhouse @The Fed: The Immigration Paradox

January 26, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: The Fed Galleries
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Filmhouse @The Fed

The Fed Galleries present an ongoing series of film screenings highlighting engaging topics related to art, design, and contemporary culture. All showings are free and open to the public.*Presentation lengths vary

January 26th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Featured Film: The Immigration Paradox
  • The Immigration Paradox takes a critical and in-depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history-immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with whom she believed was her enemy. From there on her journey, spanning 7 years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate.

    The Immigration Paradox is a feature-length documentary that exposes the missing information to the immigration issue by interviewing an array of people from various backgrounds, which include economics, sociology, philosophy, history, policy, and activism. This documentary will move you beyond the villain or victim scenario, the heated rhetoric and sensationalism to reveal the bigger picture. No matter what your viewpoints or beliefs are regarding this deeply emotional issue; the information exposed in The Immigration Paradox will surely leave you shocked.(90 minutes)

    Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.