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Film screening Oct. 9 to examine immigration

October 5, 2012

“abUSed” film posterNIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and Dream Action NIU will screen the film “abUSed: The Postville Raid” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building.

A question-and-answer session with director Luis Argueta, the award-winning filmmaker behind “The Silence of Neto,” will follow via Skype.

“abUSed” narrates the story of the devastating effects of U.S. immigration enforcement policies on communities, families and individuals. The film weaves together the personal stories of individuals hurt by agents of the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) office during the raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa.

The film reveals the brutal tactics of U.S. immigration agents and the devastating impact on families. “abUSed: The Postville Raid” presents the human face of immigration, reveals the socioeconomic forces which fuel it and serves as a cautionary tale against government abuses.

The event is free to the public. Elote (corn in a cup) will be sold prior to the showing.

For more information, call (815) 753-1531 or email Sandy Lopez  at [email protected] or Ivonne Uquillas at [email protected].