BVMs Join Others in Sponsoring Immigrant Transformation Film

10/16/2017 - 10/17/2017

The Sisters of Charity, BVM have joined with other area religious sister congregations as part of a joint sponsorship with Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, to offer the film, “The U Turn: A Transformational Journey,” by documentary filmmaker Luis Argueta.

Argueta will present his film, the third in a trilogy on immigration issues, at Mindframe Theaters in Dubuque on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. His first two films, “AbUSED,” the Postville Raid (2010) and “ABRAZOS” (2014), were also shown in Dubuque.

“The U Turn” narrates the transformational journey of immigrant workers who broke the silence about the abuses they endured at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, and the community that would not abandon them. The film showcases the U-Visa, an immigration relief-part of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in much need of dissemination and understanding by immigrant workers, immigration rights-advocates, and law enforcement.

As part of a larger conference held at Wartburg Oct. 16–17, “Refugees and Reformation: Strengthening community Support for Immigrants and Refugees,” the film is free and open to the public.

Other religious sister communities sponsoring the film are the Dominican Sisters—Sinsinawa; Sisters of the Presentation; Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque; and Sisters of the Visitation.

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Post date 9.22.2017