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Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)
March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Film screening followed by a discussion with
filmmaker Mikaela Shwer and film subject Angy Rivera
Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24 year-old Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. We follow Angy’s personal story from poverty in rural Colombia to the front page of The New York Times, as she becomes a beacon in a movement for national change. Along her journey, Angy inspires her undocumented mother Maria to speak openly about her status as well. Through verite footage and candid interviews, we witness firsthand the all too real consequences faced by over 11 million undocumented people in America today, many of whom have no options for a pathway to citizenship.
71 minutes, film by Mikaela Shwer.
This film screening is in conjunction with the exhibition Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities.
The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH) in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). CWAH is a unit in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and a consortium member of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University.