OMA Film Night: Exploring Immigration
Date: October 3 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Templeton Campus Center
Templeton Campus Center
Come and watch two thought provoking and powerful short films (Immersion and Tia and Marco) that highlight relevant issues faced by many Hispanic populations in the United States. A question and answer segment is to follow directly after the films!
Tia and Marco: Set in the year 2025, the US government now requires all citizens to serve a year in a government job. Six month pregnant Tia is finishing her term as a patrol agent along the US-Mexico border in Arizona. On her last night, she finds a young boy, Marco, hiding in her home trying to escape patrol capture. As the night goes on and Tia tries to figure out how to handle the situation, she comes to question and reconsider the principals that her border patrol duties stand for.
Directed By: Annie J. Howell
Immersion: Immersion tells the story of a young boy who is an ELL (English Language Learner) student in California’s public school. His struggles to adapt and keep up in a setting that is unforgiving to Spanish speaking immigrants is highlighted, as the audience is given the chance to see the “english-only” education system through his eyes.