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re(Connection): Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Undocumented Filmmakers Collective (UFC)

June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Union Hall, Denver Film, and the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective for an afternoon of reconnection.

As the world and our communities start to slowly open up, we see ourselves reconnecting with friends, family, and community. Gathering with old friends and finally connecting with the one’s we’ve only seen through a screen.

Union Hall is excited to provide space for four back-to-back short film screenings from members of the Undocumented Filmmakers Collective, and provide an opportunity for guests to connect with the filmmakers.

Registration is required to attend. Register for free through Eventbrite link.

Nuestro South Refried: “No Mexicans” Arkansas, 1949.
Made in 2021, North Carolina. Directed by Dorian Aidee Gomez Pestaña. TRT 00:26:28

On this episode of Nuestro South we discuss the story of Braceros in Arkansas during a period of time with Jim Crow segregation across the South. Our hosts explore the various ways our communities continue to face discrimination but also how we as individuals and communities confront it head on to build strength and power in unlikely spaces.

“Rakim’s Secret”
Made in 2021, New York. Directed by Frisly Soberanis. TRT 00:03:48

Rakim, a self-conscious alien, is pushed to reveal his identity in order to win a Sweepstakes for the opportunity to leave Earth.

Made in 2021, New York. Directed by Luna x Moya. TRT 00:07:06

A five part poetic essay about immigrants who fish at a pier in New York. WHAT THE PIER GAVE US, lyrically captures the life of a pier in a year and through the seasons.With support from Sundance Institute, Catapult Film Fund, BAC, and AXS Film fund.

Made in 2021, North Carolina. Directed by Rahi Hasan. TRT 00:06:01

After achieving the life of their dreams, at age 35, a triple water sign is ready to dig into family history and unpack the relationship between their trauma, identity, fear and power as they undergo EMDR therapy.

The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective envisions a filmmaking landscape where undocumented people have the autonomy to tell our own stories for ourselves by having access to sustainable careers, pipelines, and resources to thrive as artists and storytellers. We center the sensibilities of undocumented audiences and produce stories that speak to our intersectional experiences, whether or not they are about immigration.


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