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UTSA shows noted immigration documentary April 23

By Anthony Arriaga
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 21, 2008)--The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs, Honors College and Phi Alpha Delta will sponsor a screening of the documentary film, "Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration," at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 in Main Building Room 0.106 at the 1604 Campus. At the screening, the film's producer, Dave Szamet, will speak on immigration. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary moves past the headlines and takes an in-depth look at the hot-button issues of legal and illegal immigration. "Beyond Borders" explores the psychological forces driving the immigration controversy from both sides of the debate.

According to the Beyond Borders Web site, "in search of a middle ground, the film looks at the issue across the United States and beyond to give voices to those on the front line of the issue including candid interviews with Border Patrol agents, radio celebrities, demographers, the Minute Men, potential migrants and experts including Noam Chomsky, MIT professor emeritus of linguistics, philosopher, political activist, author and lecturer (featured in the film lecture, 'Distorted Morality') and Gustavo Arellano, author of the book, 'Ask A Mexican.'"

According to The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University independent student newspaper, "the documentary brings home the dilemmas facing immigrants from around the world and is a must-see for anyone sitting on the fence on the immigration issue, no matter which side of the fence they live on."

The film will be shown only at a few universities across the United States including Yale Law School, Emory University, University of Southern California and Georgetown University.

For more information, call (210) 458-2992 or visit the Beyond Borders Web site.

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