Film screening of “Icebox”
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
“Icebox” is the story of Oscar, a 12-year-old Honduran schoolboy who flees forced recruitment by a violent gang. When he arrives at the U.S. border, he struggles to gain some control over his fate, while being held with other unaccompanied children in an “icebox” (cage) detention center and facing an impatient asylum judge alone without a lawyer. The film is primarily in Spanish with subtitles.
Following the film screening, there will be a choice of post-viewing activities. Attendees may choose to sign an Amnesty International petition for the release of an asylum-seeker held by ICE, to donate to organizations helping asylum-seekers and immigrants on the border (monetary donation or donation of socks for men, women and children). There will also be an art activity and opportunity for small-group discussion. Refreshments will be available. The event is co-sponsored by Amnesty International and Capital District Border Watch.