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DC Labor FilmFest Screening: IDENTIFYING FEATURES plus livestream Q&A

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Wed, March 31; 7:00 p.m. ET

Tickets: $12; $2 from each ticket purchased goes to MWC’s Community Services Agency 


Event support provided by American Income Life

Followed by post-screening Livestream Q&A with Jose Vargas, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and Andrea Arenas, LCLAA Director of Communications

It has been months since Magdalena has heard from her son after he left Guanajuato to go find work in the United States. Local authorities are pushing her to sign a death certificate, but she is not ready to give up hope. With the deck stacked against her, Magdalena journeys on her own across a beautiful and often dangerous Mexico. After some close calls, she runs into the recently deported Miguel, about the same age as her son and on a solo journey of his own. The two join forces to help each other find their missing loved ones and hopefully get closure once and for all. In her feature debut, writer-director Fernanda Valadez tackles the topic of the migrant crisis with this stunningly assured, lyrical thriller that expertly builds tension through the emotional journey of a mother who will stop at nothing to find her son. Winner, World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award and Best Screenplay, 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Official Selection, 2020 New Directors/New Films, Karlovy Vary and AFI Latin American film festivals.

Co-sponsored by the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA); Busboys & Poets with the financial support of American Income Life, National Nurses United and IFPTE


Look for the 2021 DC Labor FilmFest, online in May!