The Tucson Samaritans and No More Deaths present a screening of Trails of Hope and Terror on Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Loft Cinema in Tucson. This is a benefit screening for both organizations’ work.
Tickets can be purchased online at tucsonsamaritans.org or directly from the theater, either in person, at 3233 East Speedway, or online at loftcinema.com. Tickets will also be available at No More Deaths and Samaritans regular meetings.
General admission for the 7:00 p.m. screening is $15. “VIP” admission is $30 and includes a prescreening reception to meet the filmmakers, select seating, hors d’oeuvres, and more.
Trails of Hope and Terror, based on the book of the same name by Miguel De La Torre, explores the plight of undocumented Latin American immigrants from their perspectives. (Watch the trailer on Vimeo.) Through the stories of two young teenage girls—one a story of hope, the other a story of terror—the film explores how our broken immigration laws create oppression and repression.
Designed to unmask the underlying causes of this oppression, the film focuses on why we have an immigration problem, how the militarization of the border creates abuse and death, and how people, based on their religious convictions, stand in solidarity with the disenfranchised. The film runs 75 minutes.