Director Luis Argueta will be on campus to present a screening of his film abUSed: The Postville Raid.
The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. on April 19 in ARH 102, Kallaus Lecture Hall. A discussion with Argueta will follow.
In abUSed, Argueta “presents the devastating effects of U.S. enforcement immigration policies on communities, families, and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town [Postville, Iowa] that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States and serves as a cautionary tale of government abuses,” according to the film's website.
Argueta has worked as a commercial director, lecturer and teacher in the United States, Europe and throughout the Americas. Born and raised in Guatemala, Argueta has been a resident of New York since 1977. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in romance languages from the University of Michigan, where he also did postgraduate work in cinema.
This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by: SGA Films Committee; Academic Speakers Fund; the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights; the Department of Spanish; Latin American Studies; Center for Prairie Studies; Global Development Studies Concentration; Peace Studies Committee; and the Department of Sociology.