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Professor Louis Hock Featured at MCASD

Film:The American Tapes

When: Saturday, May 11, 5-10pm

Location: Music of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street, San Diego

Today filmmaker Louis Hock raises timely and powerful questions: “What happens when Mexican “illegal aliens,” hounded by the immigration authorities and vilified in the media, are suddenly transformed into U.S. Citizens? That is what happened to my north county neighbors when the U.S. Congress passed immigration reform laws in 1986 granting them amnesty. Thirty years later, my video examines the changed lives of the four families who lived with me in the southern California apartment cluster from 1978 to 1984. This year Congress again considers amnesty for the undocumented in the U.S.: what does it really look like?”

Join us for the West Coast premiere screening of The American Tapes at Sherwood Auditorium. Grab a beer and food during a screening break from 7–8 PM.

This program is free for Members; $5 non-members.

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