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Monday, November 4, 2013

Tuesday To-Do: 'The State of Arizona'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM

click to enlarge Laman Library screens "The State of Arizona" Tuesday evening.
  • Laman Library screens "The State of Arizona" Tuesday evening.
6:30 p.m. Laman Library. Free.

At this point, who knows when Congress will address immigration reform? Which is a tragedy, considering the number of egregious, anti-illegal-immigrant (translation: anti-human) laws passed or introduced by many states in recent years, most notably Arizona, home of SB 1070, a.k.a. the "You look Mexican, show me your papers" law.

That's what this documentary, "The State of Arizona," is all about. Actually, it concerns not only this terrible law (which was more or less tailor-made for the benefit of the private prison industry, which seeks to suck up taxpayer dollars by throwing little kids and families behind bars), but also documents the terrible toll it has taken and will continue to take on not only people working in the U.S. without documentation, but also folks who just happen to look like someone who might be working in the U.S. without documentation.

The film will make its television premiere on Jan. 27 as part of the renowned PBS series Independent Lens, but you can catch it Tuesday at Laman Library for free.

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