Past Event

Civic Cinema: Immigrant Nation!

Join One Book, One Chicago and The Public Square for a screening of Immigrant Nation!, a feature documentary directed by Esau Melendez. The documentary takes a close look at the birth of the current immigrant rights movement, with particular focus on Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago who fought her deportation in 2009. Melendez, Arellano (via Skype) and son Saulito, along with moderator Moira Pujols, Executive Director of Contratiempo magazine, who will take part in a post-show Q&A.
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Moira Pujols is Executive Director of Contratiempo, a Spanish-language not-for-profit literary and publishing center that publishes Contratiempo magazine, conducts creative writing workshops and publishes books from local Latino authors.


Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580.

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