FARMINGVILLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: CARLOS G. PERRETT (firstname.lastname@example.org, (979) 721-1977
ENCUENTROS to bring provocative, complex, and emotionally charged documentary
“FARMINGVILLE” to Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College
The screening will be hosted by ENCUENTROS April 24, 2015 in the Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College and is scheduled to commence at 1:00pm.
Following the screening, students and day laborers (jornaleros) from the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC) will facilitate a discussion regarding the film and reactions to the film.
The screening if FREE and open to the public.
About the film: Farmingville (USA, 2003, 1:18 English/Spanish w/English subtitles) a film by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini – The chilling hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers in the small town of Farmingville, Long Island catapult the population, and the immigration issue, into the national headlines, unmasking a frontline of the new border wars – suburbia. This bilingual, verité documentary allows many players in the story – long term residents, day laborers, elected officials, advocates on all sides of the issue – to speak for themselves, offering a rare and intimate glimpse behind today’s headlines. For more information about the film visit www.farmingvillethemovie.com.
The New York Times
“a thought-provoking documentary about how the area’s influx of illegal Mexican day laborers
brought racial tensions to the surface, made placid neighbors into militants, and spurred
arson, attempted murder and other hate crimes.”
Jami Bernard Daily News
“Farmingville is a primer for anyone – whether lawmaker or citizen – who cares to better
understand the usually unseen cost of America’s appetite for cheap labor.”
About ENCUENTROS: Founded in 2007, ENCUENTROS are weekly events organized in partnership with Day Laborers from the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, the Rancho Day Laborer Corner, and Pitzer College students to address the alarmingly present-day inequalities, struggles, and barriers that day laborers face on a daily basis.