Undeterred: Community Resistance on the US/Mexico Border (film showing & meet-n-greet w/filmmaker)
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmDonation: no one turned away
Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. Undeterred is an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand our rights and to provide aid to injured, oft times dying people funneled across a wilderness desert. The film was made by Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca and long time member of People Helping People in the Border Zone (PHP). Undeterred was created in close collaboration with the Arivaca community and members of PHP. Eva Lewis and other town members will be here to discuss the film.
- The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from random and arbitrary stops and searches.
- According to the government, however, these basic constitutional principles do not apply fully at our borders. For example, at border crossings (also called “ports of entry”), federal authorities do not need a warrant or even suspicion of wrongdoing to justify conducting what courts have called a “routine search,” such as searching luggage or a vehicle.
https://www.aclu.org/other/constitution-100-mile-border-zone for more info on the situation.