America's Family Prison showing at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum! Learn more about the history of border crossing in Texas beyond and including family detention. It's only 5 bucks!
In conjunction with the special exhibit, Forgotten Gateway, the Museumcontinues its "Altered Lives: An Immigration Film Series" thisThursday evening with a series of short films presented by Austin FilmFestival. Thursday at 7pm; Museum members FREE; non-members $5.Altered Lives: An Immigration Film SeriesFebruary – June 2009 7-9 PMSpirit TheaterFilm Organizations Members and Museum Members FREENon-Members, $5The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is located at 1800 N.Congress Avenue at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.in downtown Austin, Texas. With close proximity to Interstate Highway35 and MoPAC Expressway (Loop 1), the Museum is easy to access.To help tell the story illustrated in the special exhibition,Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, theMuseum is hosting a film series that will run from February throughJune.May 28, 2009:Austin Film Festival presents Stories of Borders: Short Films aboutImmigration. Join us for an evening of film and an appearance bylocal filmmakers Matthew Gossage (Director of America's Family Prison)and Angela Torres Camarena (Director of Exiled in America). The shortfilm lineup includes:Wet Foot/Dry Foot – Finding themselves stranded on a deserted island,two Cuban refugees must struggle against nature and each other tostand a chance at freedom. Get caught in the water, and they send youhome, but touch dry land and you’re allowed to stay. (USA, 17 min.)Directed by: Carlos GutierrezMuertas – A young American journalist attempts to piece together thefractured memories of a love lost amidst the ongoing Juarez, Mexicomurders. (USA, 9 min.) Directed by: Ryan Piers WilliamsVictoria Para Chino – In May 2003 a refrigerated truck carrying morethan 80 undocumented immigrants from the Mexican border drove into theHeartland of Texas. This is a story of that journey. (USA, 13 min.)Directed by: Cary FukunagaAmerica’s Family Prison – A determined people stand in solidarity withimprisoned, non-criminal immigrant families to close the for-profit“residential facility” which holds them. (USA, 18 min.) Directed by:Matthew GossageExiled in America – A group of siblings cope with the deportation oftheir mother, a legal U.S. citizen, while calling into question thelegality and morality of the nation’s zero tolerance laws. (USA,10min.) Directed by Angela Torres Camarena