Sat, Jun 20 – Sat, Jun 27
Directed by Rebecca Cammisa
On June 20th the world raises awareness of refugees on World Refugee Day. The Littleton Food Co-op and The Colonial Theater are partnering up to offer the film, Which Way Home, to honor World Refugee Day. Refugees leave their home due to a variety of circumstances including war, gang violence, genocide, resurce scarcity and environmental concerns. We hope this movie will inform our communities to better understand the lives of people around the world that leave everything behind and make the journey for a better life.
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, WHICH WAY HOME shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States.
The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.” Director Rebecca Cammisa tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and José, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, fleeing an abusive stepfather, and whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow. They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.
“Tackles the almost unfathomably complex immigration issue by zooming in on some of its youngest victims.” —David Hinckley, The New York Daily News