Immigration Film Study Group

Fall 2012

4th Friday of every month (November will be on the 30th), 7:00 pm, Auditorium
Childcare available upon request
 (please email
The Immigration Action Group (IAG) is sponsoring an immigration-themed film study group. The goal of this study group is to raise and maintain awareness of the plight of immigrants and refugees, including changes in the political and judicial (due process) landscape impacting members of these groups.
The film study group is open to all members, friends and guests of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, as well as members of other groups within the Des Moines area with a similar mission and purpose. A member of the IAG will facilitate a 20-30 minute discussion following each film.

Films to be shown include:

September:  abUSed: The Postville Raid – This documentary tells the story of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, USA, on May 12, 2008. The raid was the largest single raid of a workplace in U.S. history until that date, and resulted in nearly 400 arrests of immigrant workers as well as legal action against the employers. Some 300 workers were convicted on document fraud charges within four days. A member of the Immigration Action Group will facilitate a 20-30 minute discussion following the film with Director/Producer Luis Argueta via Skype.

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