Please join us for a FREE Community Cinema screening of The State of Arizona.
This vérité documentary captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Tracking the year after Arizona passes SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law, the film tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue and depicts a state and its people testing the edges of our democratic values.
Frustrated with federal inaction and border issues, Arizona ignites a national maelstrom. Supporters call it a common sense law-enforcement tool; opponents see it as inevitably leading to racial profiling. SB1070’s stated intent is to make life so miserable for people that they will self-deport, challenging the civic sensibilities of many.
This screening is brought to you in partnership with the Union Project.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Light Refreshments at 6:00. Film showing from 6:15-7:30 pm with a panel discussion to follow.
801 N Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
WQED Multimedia brings you Community Cinema, a free series of documentary screenings on topicsimportant to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.
Pittsburgh's Community Cinema is an educational forum to explore and discuss the many important and timely social issues featured in the films. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema gives you a chance to share and act. Community Cinema is a lens that sharpens our world view and we're bringing it to you monthly with our community partner, the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania. More information, including a roster of this year's Community Cinema documentaries, at wqed.org/communitycinema