Feb. 26, 27, 28: “The 800 Mile Wall” Film About Deadly, Failed Border Policies Screens

“The 800 Mile Wall,”
A film About Deadly, Failed  U.S. Border Policies  

Three screenings followed by discussion with the film’s producer, Jack Lorenz, and it’s director, John Carlos Frey:

Friday February 26  7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz

Saturday February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Lutheran Community Church, 95 Alta Vista, Watsonville

Sunday February 28, 2:00 p.m. 
Peace Resource Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside

Hosted by the Resource Center for Nonviolence, la Liga de la Comunidad, the ACLU of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Pax Christi, Community Information Center for Migrant Assistance, and the Lutheran Community Church in Watsonville.

The film highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and the lethal effects on migrants trying to cross into the United States. Migrant deaths have soared since enforcement and security measures were implemented by the United States beginning with Operation Gatekeeper in 1994.

“The 800 Mile Wall” takes an unflinching look at the failed U.S. border enforcement strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violates fundamental human rights.  Migrants perishing in the deserts of the U.S. southwest and drowning in the All American Canal, as well as seemingly unaffected members of the San Diego County Water Authority, are featured in this eye-opening film.  The documentary’s released coincided with the distribution of the San Diego ACLU’s recent border death report, Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at the U.S.-Mexico Border.

There is a $5.00-$10.00 suggested donation to support the film screenings and the work of “la Liga de la Comunidad.” No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information about these screenings, call 831.423.1626.  For information about the film:, visit http://www.800milewall.org/

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