Film looks at how US Deportations separate families
One aspect of the current US immigration policy that is rarely discussed in commercial media is the harsh reality of how families get separated because of this inhuman policy.
Touring the US right now is the director of the film Tony & Janina’s American Wedding, a new documentary that puts a human face on how the current US immigration policy impacts families. The group Alliance for Immigrant Rights has organized the film tour in Michigan and Justice for Our Neighbors will host viewings in Holland and Grand Rapids on Tuesday, May 17.
“Tony & Janina’s American Wedding is a feature length documentary that gets to the heart of the broken, red tape ridden U.S. immigration system. After 18 years in America, Tony and Janina Wasilewski’s family is torn apart when Janina is deported back to Poland, taking their 6 year old son Brian with her. Set on the backdrop of the Chicago political scene, and featuring Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez at the heart of the immigration reform movement, this film follows the Wasilewski’s 3-year struggle to be reunited, as their Senator Barack Obama rises to the Presidency. With a fresh perspective on the immigration conversation, this film tells the untold human rights story of Post-9/11, that every undocumented immigrant in America faces today, with the power to open the conversation for change.”
The two West Michigan screenings are:
Tuesday, May 17th at noon Herrick District Library in Holland
Tuesday, May 17th – 7pm Woodland Celebration Cinema in Grand Rapids