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The Second Cooler Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A
September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Second Cooler is a documentary about illegal migration shot primarily in Alabama, Arizona, and in northern and central Mexico. The premise is that Arizona is the new Alabama—the epicenter of an intense struggle for migrant justice. The documentary’s purpose is to bring basic migration issues into focus. Those issues include the impact of free trade agreements on migration, the lack of a legal way for poor Latin Americans to come to the United States, the inherent abuses of the guest worker program, the fact that many migrants are indigenous people, anti-immigrant politics in Alabama, the thousands of migrant deaths at the border, and an escalating ideology of the border.
Filmmaker Elin Jimmerson will be present for a Q&A following the screening!
⁃ Best Feature Documentary, 2013 Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago
⁃ Official Selection, 2013 Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson
⁃ Film 4 Change Award, 2013 AMFM Festival of Film, Music, and Art, Cathedral City, CA
⁃ Special Humanitarian Award for Director, Ellin Jimmerson, 2013 AMFM Festival of Film, Music, and Art, Cathedral City, CA
⁃ Film Heals Award, 2013 Manhattan Film Festival, New York City
⁃ Official Selection, 2013 Red Rock Film Festival, Hurricane, UT
⁃ Official Selection, 2013 Boston Latino International Film Festival, Boston
⁃ Official Selection, 2013 Dominican Republic Global Film Festival, Santo Domingo
⁃ Official Selection, 2014, ALBA Impugning Impunity Film Festival, New York City