The Long Ride is a timely new documentary about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers in the United States. Alarmed by the increase in immigration raids, deportations, family separation, and attacks on workers’ rights, more than 900 immigrants and allies traveled across America to focus public attention on the plight of immigrant workers and to call for reform of the broken immigration system. They were inspired by the 1961 Civil Rights Movement Freedom Riders who risked their lives fighting to end segregation. The film chronicles their journey and the on-going fight for immigrant rights to this day.  With Freedom Riders as our navigators, the film puts a human face on this controversial issue and examines the human costs as lawmakers overhaul the U.S. immigration system.  The film screens at:

New York International Immigration Film Festival

Saturday, July 14 at 1:00pm

Producers Club 

358 W 44th St, New York, New York

http://nyiiff.com/schedule-2018

Pacifica Community Center

Saturday, July 21 at 6:00pm

​540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica, California​

Suggested donation: $5-$15.  No one will be turned away.

For more information:  www.thelongride.film

Facebook: @TheLongRideFilm

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More upcoming screenings:

FESTIVAL DE CINE POLÍTICO DIRIGIDO POR MUJERES (Festival of Political Film Directed by Women)

Saturday, September 22nd at 9:00pm
Cineteca, El Matadero

Madrid, Spain

https://www.cinepoliticodirigidopormujeres.com

Immigration Film Festival

Opening Film

October 27 at 2:00pm

Washington Ethical Society

7750 16th Street

Washington, D.C.

http://www.immigrationfilmfest.org

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto​​​

Palo Alto, California

​​Filmmaker in attendance​

https://paloaltojcc.org/Events/the-long-ride-documentary-by-valerie...

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