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Good news! BORDERLAND’s U.S. premiere, May 3rd in New York City

There is a war on immigrants being waged every day in our country, setting up a pathway to authoritarian rule. Immigrants are pushing back, protecting our democracy. L to R: Saba, Giovanni Batz, Kaxh Mura’l and Francisco Chávez (Photo: Juan Hernández)

Is the war on immigrants going to destroy our democracy?

We have exciting news. On Friday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm, our new film BORDERLAND | The Line Within will have its U.S. Premiere at the DCTV’s Firehouse Cinema, the cool new venue in downtown New York City that welcomes independent documentary films. We will be there along with special guests for Q&As following each of the screenings. We’d love you to buy a ticket as soon as possible because they will sell out. Details and tickets here.

Five years in the making, BORDERLAND exposes the war being waged on immigrants every day in our country which is setting up an alarming pathway to authoritarian rule. However, immigrants are pushing back to protect our democracy. 

As you may know, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Lincoln Center, which had preselected BORDERLAND for its June festival, abruptly closed after 35 years, laying off its longtime staff. At our May 3rd, 6pm screening we will honor the women founders of the festival and the staff who lovingly sustained it. Filmmakers, if you’ve had a film at the HRW festival, people if you’ve attended and been inspired by the human rights stories and robust discussions afterwards, please join us to celebrate what was and join together to create what will be. We want to personally thank the festival team for selecting seven* Skylight films over the years, including featuring three films on opening nights. 

Please join us on May 3 or May 8 and we’d appreciate it if you would share this news with friends and colleagues.

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*No More Disguises (1990), Presumed Guilty (2002), State of Fear (2005), The Reckoning (2009) Granito: How to Nail A Dictator (screened in 2011 and 2017), 500 Years (2017) and When the Mountains Tremble (screened in 2011 and 2017)

Pamela Yates
pamela@skylight.is

Pamela Yates is an award-winning film director and the co-founder of Skylight, a not-for-profit media organization that for over 35 years has combined cinematic arts with the quest for justice to inspire the defense of human rights. Skylight’s films and programs strengthen social justice movements and catalyze collaborative networks of artists and activists.



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