Oscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy, is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system. As Oscar attempts to reach his uncle, Manuel, in Arizona, he is apprehended by Border Patrol and placed in “the icebox,” a processing center for Hispanic migrant children. Against a seemingly impenetrable immigration system, Oscar struggles to navigate a path to freedom, with a journalist and his uncle, himself a recent immigrant, as his only lifelines.
Spanish, with English subtitles
Appropriate for older teens and adults
Voluntary activities after the screening include:
A petition for the release of an asylum seeker
Monetary donations to the Interfaith Welcome Coalition
Small group discussions
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Brought to you by
Capital District Border Watch
Emmanuel Baptist Church