Where Can We Live In Peace?

Feb 26th, 2020 11:00 am
Film & Discussion
70 Pesos
Discussion with Judy Jackson

A year ago Judy Jackson’s film Walk With Us followed a caravan of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They were fleeing the violence of drug gangs, extreme poverty and climate change in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Much of the film took place at the ABBA house for migrants in Celaya where it featured the amazing work of the shelter’s founder Pastor Ignacio Ramirez Martinez.

Where can we live in Peace? returns to the migrants and to ABBA to show how much has changed in just one year. Migrants are now more stigmatized and Pastor Ignacio’s work is more difficult. The stories the migrants now tell are difficult and distressing. The Trump administration has made the asylum process at the border almost impossible for the migrants, and his threats have sadly resounded in Mexico. The result is that the aggressive migration policies now adopted by the US and Mexico leave more and more migrants trapped in a cycle of violence. Now many are asking Where can we live in Peace?

Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca Publica, Reloj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA
Mexico