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Documentary on the Postville raid

February 1, 2011

Cornell College will host a screening of the documentary film “abUsed: The Postville Raid” by director Luis Argueta on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The screening will take place in the Hedges Conference room in The Commons on Cornell’s campus.

Argueta, award winning director of The Silence of Neto, is visiting colleges, high schools, faith-based, labor and community centers to present his new documentary.

By weaving together the personal stories of those directly affected by the most brutal, most expensive, and one of largest Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the U.S. abUSed: The Postville Raid presents the human face of immigration, the socioeconomic forces which fuel migration, and serves as a cautionary tale against government abuses.

Since the inception of the tour, Argueta has presented at a variety of forums including, Yale University, the University of Northern Iowa, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and Loyola University in Chicago, CUNY Law School, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Cornell University in NY, the University of Michigan, The University of Arizona, The First and Second Continental Forums on Migration and Peace in Guatemala and Colombia, and the OIM/CMS Conference on Irregular Migration for the UN Permanent delegates in NYC.

Presentations include an introductory talk by Argueta, followed by a screening of segments of the film or the complete film and end with a Q & A session. To view an 8-minute trailer please visit: www.abusedthepostvilleraid.com.

For more information, please contact Cornell's Director of Media Relations

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