Happenings: “389 Miles: Living the Border” Screening

“389 Miles: Living the Border” brings focus on immigration to Texas State

The Texas State Department of Modern Languages will present a documentary screening of “389 Miles: Living The Border” along with a guest speaker presentation by the film’s award-winning director and producer, Luis Carlos Davis, today, Nov. 8,  from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall Room G02.

Students are invited to explore the film’s presentation of the current immigration issue on the Arizona-Mexico border, with opportunities to gain more insight on the debate from the director himself in a Q&A session after the film.

Refreshments will be served during and after the film’s screening.

“389 Miles: Living the Border” takes a look at the diverse issue of immigration through the exploration of human lives and emotions involved in the debate. With raw footage documenting the different sides and emotions of a complex issue, the film presents subjects of diverse backgrounds and beliefs brought together and torn apart by elements of survival, human trafficking, rape, corruption, barbed wire and steel walls.

Luis Carlos Davis, who grew up in Sogoles, N.M., along the Arizona-Mexico border, says he brings the film to life with an objective focus. Its reach has expanded across the United States and abroad, with screenings at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, and the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

As an influential director of films, Davis is extending his vision to audiences worldwide with critical acclaim. In 2010, Davis was named the Man of the Year of Southern Arizona, and also won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival for his work.

Recently, Davis was selected by the Spanish Embassy and Fundacion Carolina as one of 15 Hispanic leaders to journey to Madrid, Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian, Spain and explore the region’s cultural, political, economic and social climate as well as its current standing with the United States.

For more information about Texas State’s Department of Modern Languages, visit modlang.txstate.edu. To learn more about the film, go here.

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